Some Desperate Glory

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When Edwin Campion Vaughan set out for France, carrying Palgrave's Golden Treasury of poetry in his pack, he was an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer looking forward to adventure. This searingly honest and revealing diary traces his changing perspectives, evoking the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare, and growing in horror and disillusionment as Vaughan's company - his 'happy little band' - is drawn into the carnage of Passchendaele.

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Some Desperate Glory

Some Desperate Glory

The Diary of a Young Officer, 1917

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9781848843011     Product Code: 221503

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When Edwin Campion Vaughan set out for France, carrying Palgrave's Golden Treasury of poetry in his pack, he was an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer looking forward to adventure. This searingly honest and revealing diary traces his changing perspectives, evoking the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare, and growing in horror and disillusionment as Vaughan's company - his 'happy little band' - is drawn into the carnage of Passchendaele.

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