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Temporary Heroes: Lieutenant Norman Cecil Down (Hardback)
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Temporary Heroes: Lieutenant Norman Cecil Down (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 30/07/2014
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This is a short book based on the letters written between 1915 and 1916 by an officer serving with the 1/4th Gordon Highlanders. Second Lieutenant Down wrote regularly to his girlfriend/fiancee throughout his time in France, letters which were published in 1917 after he was wounded and discharged from the army. Cecil Down is a superb writer, but more than that he has a natural wit that translates easily to the page, making this one of the most enjoyable books I have read on the war. I have chosen this book because it is so different from anything else I have read. He captures life in France with great accuracy while remaining steadfastly upbeat and humorous. Nevertheless, there are moments when he is serious, and that makes his words poignant and attention-grabbing. Norman went to France in February 1915, serving continuously until July 1916. He died on 14 March 1984 aged 91

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781591963
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm

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