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The Somme, Including Also ""The Coward


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First published in London in 1927, ""The Somme"" and its companion, ""The Coward"", constitute the only published literary achievements of A. D. Gristwood, a reluctant accountant turned even more reluctant infantryman in the London Rifle Brigade who later fell under the tutelage of H. G. Wells. Heavily autobiographical and much influenced by Wells's guidance, Gristwood's tales of World War I combat are rife with acts of unheroic self-preservation and colored with the fear, bitterness, and hopelessness that defined the ...

The Somme, Including Also ""The Coward 2006, University of South Carolina Press, South Carolina

ISBN-13: 9781570036484