The War Diaries



    The War Diaries

    An Anthology of Daily Wartime Diary Entries throughout History

    Irene & Alan Taylor

    Canongate 2004

    Paperback 676pp

    9781841958262   Product Code: 69901

    War, especially modern war, involves soldiers and civilians alike, and nothing captures its terror, boredom and privations as vividly as a first-hand account. This absorbing anthology ranges from the 17th century to the 21st, from Davy Crockett at the Alamo to Anna Politkovskaya in Chechnya. The extracts - by such diverse figures as Tolstoy, Goebbels, Primo Levi, George Orwell and Virginia Woolf - capture the daily essence of life in wartime, by turns horrific and comic, epic and trivial.

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