Some Desperate Glory: The Diary of a Young Officer, 1917

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Some Desperate Glory charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle with Palgrave’s Golden Treasury in his pack. Intensely honest and revealing, his diary evokes the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare: its constant dangers and mind-numbing routine interspersed with lyrical and sometimes comic interludes. Vividly capturing the spirit of the officers and men at the front, the diary grows in horror and disillusionment as Vaughan’s company is drawn into the carnage of Passchendaele from which, of his original ‘happy little band’ of 90 men, only 15 survived.

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This diary of a few months in the life of a young officer on the Western Front in 1917 deserves to rank close behind Graves, Owen, Sassoon, among the most brilliant and harrowing documents of that devastating period. (Max Hastings)

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Book Description Pen & Sword, 2011. Condition: New. When Edwin Campion Vaughan set out for France, carrying Palgrave's Golden Treasury of poetry in his pack, he was an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer looking forward to adventure. This searingly honest and revealing diary traces his changing perspectives, evoking the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare, and growing in horror and disillusionment as Vaughan's company - his 'happy little band' - is drawn into the carnage of Passchendaele. Seller Inventory # 221503

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Book Description Pen Sword Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This diary of a few months in the life of a young officer on the Western Front in 1917 deserves to rank close behind Graves, Owen, Sassoon, among the most brilliant and harrowing documents of that devastating period. Max HastingsSome Desperate Glory charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle with Palgrave s Golden Treasury in his pack. Intensely honest and revealing, his diary evokes the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare: its constant dangers and mind-numbing routine interspersed with lyrical and sometimes comic interludes. Vividly capturing the spirit of the officers and men at the front, the diary grows in horror and disillusionment as Vaughan s company is drawn into the carnage of Passchendaele from which, of his original happy little band of 90 men, only 15 survived. Edwin Stephen Campion Vaughan MC (1897-1931) served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on the Western Front during the Great War. He fought at Passchendaele during the Third Battle of Ypres and kept a vivid record of his experiences. Later in the war he served in Italy, then again on the Western Front. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1918. Seller Inventory # AAZ9781848843011

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Book Description Pen & Sword Books Ltd. Condition: New. 2010. Paperback. 'Some Desperate Glory' charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle with Palgrave's 'Golden Treasury' in his pack. Intensely honest and revealing, his diary evokes the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare. Num Pages: 240 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1D; 3JJF; BJ; HBJD; HBLW; HBWN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 138 x 20. Weight in Grams: 340. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781848843011

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Book Description Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2010. Condition: New. 2010. Paperback. 'Some Desperate Glory' charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle with Palgrave's 'Golden Treasury' in his pack. Intensely honest and revealing, his diary evokes the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare. Num Pages: 240 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1D; 3JJF; BJ; HBJD; HBLW; HBWN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 138 x 20. Weight in Grams: 340. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781848843011

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