A French Soldier's War Diary 1914-1918 by Henri Desagneau

By Henri Desagneau

A development has been given to the heritage of the occasions among 1914 and 1918 often called the 'Great War'. To Henri Desagneaux and to millions of others, there has been no development to be obvious from the trenches the place he achieved orders which ensured that dozens of fellows needed to die trying to in attaining most unlikely goals labored out at a headquarters within the rear. His diary, one of many vintage French debts of the clash, provides a shiny perception into what it used to be prefer to execute these orders, and to reside within the trenches with more and more demoralized, unruly and mutinous males. In terse unflinching prose he files their reports as they faced the intense hazards of front line. The appalling stipulations within which they fought and the sheer depth of the shellfire and the close-quarter strive against have hardly ever been conveyed with such immediacy.

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