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By Jack Sheldon

ISBN-10: 1844154432

ISBN-13: 9781844154432

Beaumont Hamel is a reputation which inspires appalling visions of the catastrophic opposite suffered via males of VIII Corps, British Fourth military on 1st July 1916, while hundreds of thousands of guys have been killed and wounded for no profits whatever. 90 years on, the occasions of that day nonetheless exert a strong fascination for these attracted to the nice trench battles.

This publication, which covers the outdated entrance Line from Redan Ridge to the Ancre, describes how the protection of the realm grew to become so robust, the explanations for German early good fortune throughout the conflict and explains how the British defeat of July used to be remodeled into victory, while the autumn of Beaumont Hamel marked the ultimate flicker of good fortune, sooner than the conflict was once mired to a standstill within the mud.

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And when our Dr. went out to bring them in he found they had been bandaged by the Germans, given them water and removed them to a comfortable place. ” In fact, two postcards available to Commonwealth soldiers through the Daily Mirror Canadian Official Series show British soldiers “Dressing the Enemy’s Wounds” and German troops carrying a stretcher with an injured British soldier, entitled “Fritz Is Glad to Bring in the Wounded,” which demonstrate not only that such vital courtesies were performed by soldiers on both sides of the line, but that the public was equally well informed about them.

By creating the perception that the troops on the Western Front did not share their experiences with their friends and relations, which reticence in turn increased the soldiers’ alienation from civilians and their disgust with the strong support for the war by noncombatants, the theory about the supposedly fraught relationship between the home and fighting fronts has strongly influenced the war’s discourse and has indirectly provided a convincing rationale for the generally accepted narrative of the Christmas truce.

One letter published in November 1914 came from a major in a Highland regiment. ” In the same edition of the Times, the officer who found life in the trenches so deadly remarked that he was “disgusted by the accounts I see in the papers of the inferiority of Germans as soldiers; don’t believe one word of it. They are quite splendid in every way. ” A private from a Cheshire regiment, in a letter published in the Manchester Guardian, agreed with this assessment. “It is no use saying the Germans are a ‘rotten lot’ as fighters, because I think their artillery is very fine,” he wrote.

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