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By Henry Owens,John Hutton

ISBN-10: 145968799X

ISBN-13: 9781459687998

ISBN-10: 178159306X

ISBN-13: 9781781593066

Henry Owens nice struggle diary offers a brilliant and whole narrative, visible from the viewpoint of a military general practitioner, of what it used to be wish to dwell 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 infantrymen to set foot in France. He spent the subsequent 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 obvious. His writing, edited and with a whole advent by means of John Hutton, provides us an within view of the tasks and reports of a physician tending the scuffling with troops, and it paints a photo portrait of the day-by-day lives of the boys themselves.

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

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