Book of the week: For King and Country by Brian MacArthur

PUBLISHED: 14:05 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 15:42 11 May 2010

For King and Country

For King and Country

THIS may seem like yet another book on the First World War. But Brian MacArthur has collected a mass of detail about the men who served on the Western Front to produce a piece of work that is both moving and a tribute. And as we move towards the 90th anni

THIS may seem like yet another book on the First World War.

But Brian MacArthur has collected a mass of detail about the men who served on the Western Front to produce a piece of work that is both moving and a tribute.

And as we move towards the 90th anniversary of the end of the Great War it is appropriate to have such a reminder of those dark days.

MacArthur takes the accounts of those in the trenches of the Somme and elsewhere to give an account of both the horror and occasional joy of those who were sent to serve.

A worthwhile piece of writing on the events of 1914-18.

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