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24%OFFHuntly Gordon - The Unreturning Army - 9780857501950 - V9780857501950
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The Unreturning Army

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Description for The Unreturning Army Paperback. As the summer of 1914 drew to a close, it was difficult for a 16 year-old schoolboy to realize that the world for which he had been prepared at Clifton College was itself preparing for war. By 1916, he was commissioned in the Royal Field Artillery. This book gives human account of history. Num Pages: 240 pages, 8 pp B & W photos; line drawings/maps. BIC Classification: 1D; 3JJF; BGHA; BTM; HBWN; JWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 127 x 16. Weight in Grams: 184.
In the centenary year of the Great War, names such as Ypres, the Marne, the Somme, Passchendaele are heavy with meaning as settings for the near-destruction of a generation of men. It is this aura of tragedy that makes Huntly Gordon’s memoir, drawn from his letters written from the Front, such a potent one. He was sensitive, intelligent, unpretentious and, as his account reveals, capable of detached and trenchant judgement. As the summer of 1914 drew to a close, it was difficult for a16 year-old schoolboy to realize that the world for which he had been prepared at Clifton ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Transworld Publishers
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
Number of Pages
256
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780857501950
SKU
V9780857501950
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-34

About Huntly Gordon
Huntly Strathearn Gordon was born in Perthshire in 1898. Educated at Clifton College, he joined the army in 1916. After the war he studied medicine before going to China with Shell Oil. Returning in 1926, he joined London Transport, spending much of his spare time surveying archaeological sites with Sir Mortimer Wheeler. During the Blitz, he initiated food trains for ... Read more

Reviews for The Unreturning Army
One of the best First World War memoirs I've read - honest, intelligent and vivid, as fresh as if written yesterday.
ALLAN MALLINSON
The Times
One of the best half-dozen memoirs . . . Your father writes beautfiully, had an interesting war and emerges as a man who did his bit without being overwhelmed by the horror ... Read more

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