One Great War recently reviewed Her Privates We by Frederic Manning for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
In many ways, I think this is the British All Quiet on the Western Front in that it doesn’t go straight for the foom-whoosh-bang, but displays the boredom and confusion of life behind the lines, where the vast majority of soldiers’ time was spent. It’s a bit more stiff upper lip, and a bit less lost generation, but it’s ultimately a cathartic rewriting of Manning’s own war experiences.
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