To the Last Ridge: The World War One Experiences of W H Downing

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This soldier’s WWI account of trench warfare is “a masterpiece among the chronicles of war” (The Australian).
 
Written just after the heat of the battle, this is the personal account of an ordinary soldier’s experience of one of the most horrific series of battles ever fought—Fleurbaix, Bapaume, Beaumetz, Lagnicourt, Bullecourt, the Menin Road, Villers-Bretonneux, Péronne, and Mont Saint-Quentin.
 
W. H. Downing, who was a law student in Melbourne before fighting on the Western Front and earning the Military Medal, describes not only the mud, the rats, the constant pounding of the guns, the deaths, and the futility, but also the humor and the heroism of one of the most compelling periods in world history. His writing is spare but vivid, and presents a graphic description of an ordinary person’s struggle to survive.
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A World War I veteran, W. H. Downing is an author and and military historian.
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Grub Street Publishers
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Aug 1, 2002
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Pages
207
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ISBN
9781909808638
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Language
English
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History / Military / World War I
History / Modern / General
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