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

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Paperback Published: 12/04/2012
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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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007315680

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“Drawing Fire”

I cannot recommend this book highly enough! It's got everything - it's beautifully illustrated, funny, moving, shocking, informative and true.
Being a diary it covers not only the horrors of war but the... More

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