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By Henry Owens,John Hutton

ISBN-10: 145968799X

ISBN-13: 9781459687998

ISBN-10: 178159306X

ISBN-13: 9781781593066

Henry Owens nice battle diary offers a brilliant and entire narrative, visible from the viewpoint of a military general practitioner, of what it was once prefer to reside and struggle within the trenches of the Western entrance. Owens, a member of the unique British expeditionary strength, the ‘Old Contemptibles’, used to be one of the first British squaddies to set foot in France. He spent the following 4 years within the entrance line as a physician and a diarist, an eyewitness to a few of the main sour and violent struggles of the best clash the realm had ever visible. His writing, edited and with a whole advent via John Hutton, provides us an inside of view of the tasks and studies of a physician tending the combating troops, and it paints a photo portrait of the day-by-day lives of the lads themselves.

Henry Owens used to be born right into a doctor’s kinfolk in lengthy Stratton, Norfolk in 1889. while battle used to be declared in 1914, he joined the Royal military clinical Corps and used to be despatched to France with the British Expeditionary strength. He served as a front-line scientific officer during the clash and he stored a diary and notes. After the conflict he used this fabric to collect this meticulous account of his reports. After being demobilized in 1919 he again to civilian clinical perform and married, yet he died after a unexpected ailment in 1921, elderly simply 31. After the loss of life of his spouse in 1980, the diary got here into the ownership of the Imperial warfare Museum.

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