Matt’s Book Blog reviewed The Middle Parts of Fortune by Frederic Manning for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
The Middle Parts of Fortune (aka Her Privates We) is a WWI novel (or fictionalized memoir) that always appears on lists of Must-Read War Memoirs. Manning was an Australian who fought in the British army. He not only succeeds in conveying the horror and squalor in convincingly realistic detail, but also manages to present dispassionately the links between the individual performance of soldiers and their mutual responsibility.
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