Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War

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The extraordinary story of British junior officers in the First World War, who led their men out of the trenches and faced a life expectancy of six weeks. During the Great War, many boys went straight from the classroom to the most dangerous job in the world - that of junior officer on the Western Front. Although desperately aware of how many of their predecessors had fallen before them, nearly all stepped forward, unflinchingly, to do their duty. The average life expectancy of a subaltern in the trenches was a mere six ...

Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War 2011, Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9781409102144

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Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War 2010, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297860068

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