Anzac Digger : An Engineer with the First Division AIF 1914-1918 [used book][hard to get]

Anzac Digger : An Engineer with the First Division AIF 1914-1918 [used book][hard to get]

By: Roy Howard Denning

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Book Condition: Good


Roy Denning was a First World War soldier who went to Gallipoli as a sapper with No. 1 Field Company, Engineers. He was an articulate man and he has left us with a very introspective view of World War One. Unlike many writers, he gets inside his own head and tells us how it felt to be in action amongst the death, maiming and terrible life in the trenches. After a stay in hospital on Malta, he arrived on the Western Front where the horrors were even worse and the living conditions were extremely primitive. Again he tells how it really felt to be in the front line at Pozieres, Ypres, ongueval, The Somme, Villers Bretonneux and other battle areas. He describes the ghastliness of digging trenches and having to decide between chopping through buried bodies or diverting the trench to go around them. In one incident, his men who had been the subject of shelling without the chance to retaliate, were suddenly in action and the 'bloodlust' of revenge gripped them. When he went on leave to England, he began questioning his own resolve to return to the war. Self-discipline and loyalty to his mates, stopped him going AWI and he returned to face more misery. Denning survived the war and for years wrote and re-wrote his diary until we have now a most readable book. Roy's wife, Lorna, also worked on the editing with her husband and this interesting look into the mind of a WW1 Digger, is the result of their joint work.

Title: Anzac Digger : An Engineer with the First Division AIF 1914-1918 [used book][hard to get]

Author Name: Roy Howard Denning

Categories: Military Biography, AIF, World War I,

Publisher: Australia, Australian Military History Publications: 2004

ISBN Number: 1876439793

ISBN Number 13: 9781876439798

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: 20.1 x 15.0 x 0.8 cm

Kg: 0.21 Kg

Seller ID: 1876439793

Keywords: Anzac Digger, An Engineer with the First Division AIF 1914-1918, 1876439793, 9781876439798, Roy Howard Denning,