Drawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and Artist

Len Smith

Anno: 2012
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 384 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 203 x 129 mm
Peso: 630 gr.
  • EAN: 9780007315680
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A vivid and powerful diary of life in the trenches The horrors of war in the trenches are brought to life with a rare immediacy and power through the diary of soldier and artist Len Smith. Enduring battles such as those at Loos and Vimy Ridge, Len survives with a mixture of whimsical humour, bravery and sheer good luck. Len enlisted as an infantryman in the City of London Regiment on his 23rd birthday, 22 September 1914. During the war years he kept a journal on scraps of paper which he hid in his trousers to smuggle home at the end of the war. At the same time, he added to his thoughts with colour sketches of the people and places he encountered.