Schoolboy into war
Book 1: the Novel
H. E. L. Mellersh
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This graphically written novel tells of the one man's experiences on the Western front in World War I. It is written with vivid force by a man who was really there. During four intense years he grew up. He changed from an idealistic but ill-informed schoolboy to a man determined that the lessons of the war should be learned. He saw action at the Somme and Paschendale. Wounded three times, he saw life in military hospitals, and at home on leave he experienced the misunderstanding of those at home in an English village. (The village is based very much on Abbots Langley.)