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by Edwin Campion Vaughan,John Terraine


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Some Desperate Glory is the diary of a British officer (Edwin Campion Vaughan), written during the first eight months of 1917 while he was deployed near the Cambrai sector and then moved up in late July to Ypres at the start of the Battle of Passchen.

Some Desperate Glory is the diary of a British officer (Edwin Campion Vaughan), written during the first eight months of 1917 while he was deployed near the Cambrai sector and then moved up in late July to Ypres at the start of the Battle of Passchendaele. The diary was published posthumously in 1981 by Henry Holt and Company

Some Desperate Glory charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle .

Some Desperate Glory charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle with PalgraveÕs Golden Treasury in his pack. Intensely honest and revealing, his diary evokes the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare: its constant dangers and mind-numbing routine interspersed with lyrical and sometimes comic interludes. Edwin Stephen Campion Vaughan MC (1897-1931) served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on the Western Front during the Great War. He fought at Passchendaele during the Third Battle of Ypres and kept a vivid record of his experiences. Later in the war he served in Italy, then again on the Western Front.

Some Desperate Glory: The World War I Diary of a British Officer, 1917. Edward Campion Vaughn from The Independent

Some Desperate Glory: The World War I Diary of a British Officer, 1917. 0333387279 (ISBN13: 9780333387276). Edward Campion Vaughn from The Independent. This book will not appeal to some, since there are stretches in which not much happens - it is a diary, after all. What does happen is a combination of the small events of army life in and around the trenches, punctuated with combat action (night patrols, advances, meeting the enemy's advance). The diary begins on January 4, 1917. From then until the 1st of August occupies about 80% of the book.

This diary of a young subaltern on the Western Front lay unpublished for more than 60 years and has recently been re-published. Edwin Campion Vaughan's diary culminates in the dreadful Battle of Passchendaele - the 3rd Battle of Ypres

This diary of a young subaltern on the Western Front lay unpublished for more than 60 years and has recently been re-published. The bulk of its early focus is on a fairly quiet sector of the Somme battlefield where the 20 year-old Vaughan learns his trade and describes the daily life with an absorbing honesty. Then they head to Ypres. Edwin Campion Vaughan's diary culminates in the dreadful Battle of Passchendaele - the 3rd Battle of Ypres. Campion Vaughan's diary is both stark and gripping.

This diary covers the period from January to August 1917, from its author's arrival in. .Edward Campion Vaughan was a very young and inexperienced officer at the start of this period, and was quite willing to admit that in his diary.

This diary covers the period from January to August 1917, from its author's arrival in France for the first time to his participation in the Third Battle of Ypres in August of the same year. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of this diary is the sudden shift in mood towards the end. Until then life on the front line has been uncomfortable and often dangerously, but not deadly.

Some Desperate Glory: The Diary of a Young Officer, 1917. Some Desperate Glory - Edwin Campion Vaughan. The diary of. Edwin campion vaughan. by Edwin Campion Vaughan. Vividly capturing the spirit of the officers and men at the front, the diary grows in horror and disillusionment as Vaughan’s company is drawn into the carnage of Passchendaele from which, of his original ‘happy little band’ of 90 men, only 15 survived. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Some desperate glory. The story of a naive officer who slowly and stumbles though the first few months of the great war manages to fit in with his fellow more experienced colleagues who are feeling the stresses and strains of war in the trenches

Some desperate glory. The story of a naive officer who slowly and stumbles though the first few months of the great war manages to fit in with his fellow more experienced colleagues who are feeling the stresses and strains of war in the trenches. By books end this young man is one of only a few still alive and has finely found his feet but the gruesome life starts to tell, the author clearly cannot keep describing the utter filth of war. If you want to know what war in the trenches is like then this book is for you. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: Pre-owned. Best-selling in Non-Fiction.

Some Desperate Glory charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle with Palgrave’s Golden Treasury in his pack

Some Desperate Glory charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle with Palgrave’s Golden Treasury in his pack. Intensely honest and revealing, his diary evokes the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare: its constant dangers and mind-numbing routine interspersed with lyrical and sometimes comic interludes

by Vaughan, Edwin Campion. of a British officer, 1917 Edwin Campion Vaughan ; with an introduction by Robert Cowley.

by Vaughan, Edwin Campion. Some desperate glory : the World War I diary of a British officer, 1917 Edwin Campion Vaughan ; with an introduction by Robert Cowley. Vaughan, Edwin Campion, 1897-1931 author. Publication Information. New York : Holt, 1988. Intensely honest and revealing, his diary evokes the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare: its constant dangers and mind-numbing routine interspersed with lyrical and sometimes comic interludes

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Some Desperate Glory : The Diary of a Young Officer, 1917 download epub
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Author: Edwin Campion Vaughan,John Terraine
ISBN: 0333387279
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan (1994)
Pages: 232 pages