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Somme Mud : An Australian Teenager In The First World War :  Young Readers' Edition - Will Davies

Somme Mud : An Australian Teenager In The First World War

Young Readers' Edition

Paperback Published: 30th March 2010
ISBN: 9781741664522
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old

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Beautifully presented young readers’ edition of the bestselling memoir of a young soldier on the First World War’s Western Front.

'It's the end of the 1916 winter and the conditions are almost unbelievable. We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying.'

Private Edward Lynch was just 18 when he enlisted in the army. When he returned to Australia almost three years later, he wrote Somme Mud, a vivid account of the horrific realities of trench warfare from an ordinary infantryman’s point of view: the traumatised soldiers and ravaged landscapes, the curious mixture of hatred, empathy and admiration for the equally naive enemy soldiers, the disillusionment and the camaraderie.

Lynch’s candour and down-to-earth wit make Somme Mud engaging for any reader, while archival photographs, a full glossary and editor Will Davies’ explanatory chapter introductions make this edition an illuminating text for students. As well as a memoir of one man’s experience of war, Somme Mud is an evocative record of the language and attitudes of early twentieth century Australia.

Mapsp. vi
Prefacep. 1
Who Was Private Edward Lynch?p. 3
Good-bye, Sydney Town, Good-byep. 7
France and Fritzp. 18
Holding the Linep. 29
Making Back from the Linep. 42
In Supportp. 49
Fallen Comradesp. 60
Straightening the Linep. 73
A Night in the Linep. 85
The Carrying Partyp. 101
Mixing it at Messinesp. 121
A Quiet Inningsp. 150
Passing it on at Passchendaelep. 163
Digging in at Dernancourtp. 185
Around Villers-Bretp. 206
Hammering at Hamelp. 220
Leap-frogging to Victoryp. 243
Following Fritzp. 264
'Fini la Guerre'p. 294
A Dinner to the Troopsp. 313
Till the Boys Come Homep. 321
Glossaryp. 333
Acknowledgementsp. 337
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781741664522
ISBN-10: 1741664527
Audience: Children
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th March 2010
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Abridged

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