Some Desperate Glory

The Diary of a Young Officer, 1917

Edwin Campion Vaughan

 
Date Published :
June 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848843011
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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Overview
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Some Desperate Glory charts the progress of an enthusiastic and patriotic young officer who marched into battle with Palgrave’s Golden Treasury in his pack. Intensely honest and revealing, his diary evokes the day-to-day minutiae of trench warfare: its constant dangers and mind-numbing routine interspersed with lyrical and sometimes comic interludes.

Vividly capturing the spirit of the officers and men at the front, the diary grows in horror and disillusionment as Vaughan’s company is drawn into the carnage of Passchendaele from which, of his original ‘happy little band’ of 90 men, only 15 survived.

REVIEWS
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"This diary of a few months in the life of a young officer on the Western Front in 1917 deserves to rank close behind Graves, Owen, Sassoon, among the most brilliant and harrowing documents of that devastating period."

- Max Hastings

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