Somme Mud, The War Experiences of an Australian Infantryman in France 1916-1919

Somme Mud, The War Experiences of an Australian Infantryman in France 1916-1919

E. P. F. Lynch, Will Davies


It's the top of the 1916 wintry weather and the stipulations are nearly unimaginable. we are living in a global of Somme dust. We sleep in it, paintings in it, struggle in it, wade in it and plenty of folks die in it. We see it, consider it, consume it and curse it, yet we can't break out it, now not even by means of dying...'

Edward Lynch enlisted whilst he was once simply 18 - considered one of hundreds of thousands of fresh-faced males who have been proudly waved off through the crowds as they embarked for France. It was once 1916 and the bulk had no suggestion of the truth of the Somme trenches, of the traumatised infantrymen they might stumble upon there, of the innumerable, lousy contradictions of struggle. inner most Lynch was once a kind of who survived, and on his go back domestic in 1919, wrote Somme dust in pencil in over 20 tuition workout books, might be within the wish of coming to phrases with all that he had witnessed there?

Written from the viewpoint of a typical 'Tommy' and instructed with dignity, candour and unbelievable wit, Somme dust is a testomony to the human spirit, for out of the dust that threatened to suck out a man's soul rises a compelling tale of humanity and friendship. it's a infrequent and necessary locate.

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