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To the Last Ridge by W.H. Downing


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To the Last Ridge - by W.H.Downing

From Monday 26 July 2004

To the Last Ridge is a war memoir that unlike many others of its ilk is extremely well written and avoids excesses of enthusiasm. It provides a direct and disturbing account of the horrors and heroism of the ordinary soldier's experience of the trenches of the Western Front during World War One. Legacy's Weekly Bulletin described it as '...the finest and most graphic description of these actions ever written from the point of view of the serving soldier

Very interesting book reading on the ABC and the reading can be heard on the following URL



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G'day Terry

A very good book. Downing's portrayal of his time in the 57th Battalion from Fromelles to the armistice is definately one of the better Australian books from the First World War.



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Guest dinkidi

Not to let a Pompey Elliott Opportunity go by. I think Downing & Pompey operated a Law firm in Melbourne during the 1920's.

Next. One of the photo's of the Red Chateau at Villers Brett was donated to the AWM by pompey. AWM's Wartime has or will run a story on the Chateau. Could someone organise a copy for Nicolas in Hamel?


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