Harry’s War published from Secret WWI Diary

by Rachel Baker on October 31, 2013

Private diaries are an amazing way to really understand what was happening during an earlier era.  Here’s an article about a soldier’s diary from WWI. The diary has been published into a book called Harry’s War by Ebury Press.

Sheltering in front-line trenches and dugouts he wrote a diary that eventually filled six pocketbooks and covered the entire course of the war.

Jon Cooksey, from the Western Front Association, who edited the diaries for publication, said they “represent the British Army’s experience in microcosm”.

“For me he almost becomes everyman and we can see the way through his eyes,” he said.

“It’s a very vivid and visceral account of the Great War – the reader is right there in the trenches with Harry – it is that immediate.”


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