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Beautifully presented young readers' edition of the bestselling memoir of a young soldier on the First World War's Western Front "It's the end of the 1916 winter and the conditions are almost unbelievable. We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying." Private Edward Lynch was just 18 when he enlisted in the army. When he returned to Australia almost three years later, he wrote Somme Mud, a vivid account of the horrific realities of trench warfare from an ordinary infantryman's point of view: the traumatized soldiers and ravaged landscapes, the curious mixture of hatred, empathy, and admiration for the equally naive enemy soldiers, the disillusionment and the camaraderie. Lynch's candor and down-to-earth wit make Somme Mud engaging for any reader, while archival photographs, a full glossary, and editor Will Davies' explanatory chapter introductions make this edition an illuminating text for students. As well as a memoir of one man's experience of war, Somme Mud is an evocative record of the language and attitudes of early twentieth century Australia.
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Will Davies is a historian, writer, and filmmaker. Most recently he edited Somme Mud: The war Experiences of an Australian Infantryman in France 1916-1919.
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Book Description Random House Australia, Australia, 2010. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Edited by Will Davies abridged edition. Crease to front cover. Seller Inventory # 000270
Book Description Random House (Australia), 2010. Paperback. Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A slight tan to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008877809