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The true classics


David Filsell

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We all have our favourite books about the Great War and many are bound not to be the true classics.

It might be interesting to draw list of those judged in the classic (not necessarily favourite) books of the readers of this column.

One nomination each - with or without justification Any takers?

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Death's Men, by Denis Winter

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Michelle Young

The War The Infantry Knew edited by Captain Dunn

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'Other Ranks' by W.V Tilsley

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A Passionate Prodigality , by Guy Chapman

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There's a Devil in the Drum - John Lucy

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Steven Broomfield

The Middle Parts of Fortune, Frederic Manning

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1 hour ago, museumtom said:

Death's Men, by Henry Winter

I know it's rude to correct, but it's Denis Winter. I think Henry was his Dad, or uncle.

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Thank you Paul, Denis Winter it is! I have corrected it.

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barkalotloudly

"The War the infantry knew"

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A great list so far - anymore for any more? Maybe I should put a list up when the thread begins to slow down for general reference. 

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Dust Jacket Collector

Can we have a second one? Martin Middlebrook's 'First Day on the Somme', one of the first WW1 books I read & still indispensable .

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And ' The Price of Glory' by Alistair Horne

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20 minutes ago, Dust Jacket Collector said:

Can we have a second one? Martin Middlebrook's 'First Day on the Somme', one of the first WW1 books I read & still indispensable .

Typical collector never happy with just the one :D, now see everyone will want a second choice. Not me though , even if it would have been

' The Land-Locked Lake' by Alan Hanbury-Sparrow.

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I am a big fan of 'Winged Victory', by V.M.Yeates

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As the only true begetter of the thread - ONE book. And you are just cheating BM. It is a great list already of which I proudly claim to have, or have read, all but three. Keep them coming.

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charlesmessenger

Impossible to pick just one classic, but one that deserves to become so, among recent publications, is Harry's War: The Great War Diaries of Harry Drinkwater.

 

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