As the anniversary period for the Third Battle of Ypres begins, Bookbub have featured eBook editions of Some Desperate Glory – The Diary of a Young Officer, 1917 by Edwin Campion Vaughan in their daily special offer email. We’ve compiled a few details and reviews of the book, currently only 99p for eBook download, to let you know why this book is a Great War ‘must read’.
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1917 looks like it will become an award-winning blockbuster film, but how accurate is it?
Whilst the story behind the film is not strictly factual, it is based on a number of events that took place in 1917 which have been adapted into one script. Here we try to pick out those events and suggest further reading if you would like to delve deeper into the facts behind the fiction you see on-screen.
A sand animation has recently brought to life the heart-breaking true story of the last fighting Tommy, Harry Patch. After being called up to serve in the 7th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, Harry was conscripted to Belgium aged just 19.
Harry became on of the half a million casualties of Passchendaele, surviving a blast which killed three of this best friends.
Here’s just a small selection of the books we are reading this month! #WAWR?
• The Passchendaele Campaign 1917 – https://
• Walking Ypres – https://
• Passchendaele In Perspective – https://
• Major & Mrs Holt’s Definitive Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient & Passchendaele Eighth, Expanded, 100th Anniversary Edition – https://
• The Road to Passchendaele (PB) – https://