The horrors of war in the trenches are brought to life with a rare immediacy and power through this newly discovered recollection, based on the diary of soldier and artist Len Smith. Enduring battles such as those at Loos and Vimy Ridge, this record demonstrates how the author survived with a mixture of whimsical humor, bravery, and sheer good luck. Hundreds of color sketches capturing the people and places Smith encountered are included. Strikingly descriptive and full of emotion, this is an amazing oral history of wartime Europe.
"I wish I could have met him - a sniper's rifle in one hand and an artist's brush in the other." Christy Campbell
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 12th April 2012
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.0 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.642