Back to Books recently read and reviewed Shot at Dawn: World War I, Allan McBride, France, 1917 by John Wilson for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s a sample:
I found this book gripping and read it in one sitting which was only interrupted by a need to eat. This is a brutal look at war and not very sympathetic to the soldiers’ plight as we are only getting the point of view of one person. Now, don’t get me wrong, the reader is made sympathetic, terribly so, to the plight of the soldiers but the book does come across as harsh and slightly anti-war in its sympathies.
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