Light And Shade In War [Illustrated Edition]

Front Cover
Pickle Partners Publishing, Aug 15, 2014 - History - 212 pages
Two Kiwis recount their experiences of the Front at Gallipoli and France during the First World War. Included are a number of their own photographs.
“THE authors of this book, father and son, have seen much of the Light and Shade of War during the past two years, the one as a War Correspondent in Egypt, Turkey and France, the other as a soldier, and, afterwards, as one of the staff of The Times.
“The day for writing the histories of our different campaigns is not yet. For the purposes of history delay is necessary, even though the gain in perspective may mean loss in colour. But there is a legitimate desire for the intimate and immediate impressions of the time, written down amid the ever-shifting scenes of the War itself. Such impressions will have some value now, and perhaps also in after years.
Most of these sketches were written whilst the scenes and incidents they depict were fresh in the mind; some under fire. The proofs were corrected on the battlefield of the Somme in a tent over which British and German shells were passing at the time. While due allowance will be made for shortcomings owing to the circumstances under which the book was produced, the authors hope that no apology will be needed for presenting such pictures of the Light and Shade of War to the English-speaking World.”
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

Contents
THE LANDING 16
TWO LETTERS 23
THE GROUND WE WON 33
ON THE FRINGES OF WAR 41
GOODBYE TO ABDUL 54
THE BLOODING OF THE BATTALION 61
THE MAN WITH THE FEARLESS EYES 68
GROUPS IN CAMP 95
AN INTERLUDE IN WAR 105
FIVE MEN FROM LONDON 108
LAUNCHING THE GREAT ATTACK 117
FRICOURT AND LA BOISELLE 120
GOLFERS FROM THE SEA 125
THE BATTLE CRUISERS 129
BUILDING THE WARSHIPS 133

THE HOME OF MY FATHERS 76
HOW THE ANZACS CAME TO FRANCE 86
THE GRIST HOUSE 137
THE KNEELING HAMLET 141

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2014)

See Book Description

Bibliographic information