By Bryan Davies,Andrew Traficante

ISBN-10: 1459736710

ISBN-13: 9781459736719

A proud Newfoundland soldier’s memoir provides remarkable info of existence as a German POW in the course of the First international War.

I’m going to inform my story. With these phrases, eighty-three-year-old Arthur Manuel set his impressive First global struggle memoir in movement.

Like many nice battle veterans, Manuel had by no means mentioned his wartime existence with somebody. Hidden within the Manuel kin files until eventually its 2011 discovery via his grandson David Manuel, Arthur’s tale is now dropped at new life.

Determined to flee his impoverished rural Newfoundland lifestyles, he enlisted with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in past due 1914. His harrowing bills of existence lower than fireplace span the Allies’ ill-fated 1915 Gallipoli crusade, the Regiment’s 1916 near-destruction at Beaumont-Hamel, and his 1917 Passchendaele battlefield seize. Manuel’s account of his seventeen-month POW adventure, together with his approximately profitable break out from a German compelled labour camp, presents detailed, compelling nice battle insights.

Powerful stories undimmed via age shine via Manuel’s lucid prose. His visceral hatred of battle, and of the leaders on either side who accredited such mindless carnage to proceed, is ferocious but tempered through Manuel’s strong affection for universal squaddies like himself, German and Allied alike. This poignant, offended, witty, and provocative account earrings actual like no other.

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