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The Devils Own War: The First World War Diary of Brigadier-General Herbert Hart John Crawford

The Devils Own War: The First World War Diary of Brigadier-General Herbert Hart

John Crawford

Published March 15th 2010
ISBN : 9780908988228
Paperback
336 pages
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Brigadier-General Herbert Hart landed at Gallipoli on 26 April 1915, commanded the Wellington Battalion during the closing stages of that campaign, then served as a battalion and brigade commander on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918.MoreBrigadier-General Herbert Hart landed at Gallipoli on 26 April 1915, commanded the Wellington Battalion during the closing stages of that campaign, then served as a battalion and brigade commander on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918. Throughout the war he kept a diary, in which he recorded his experiences in the great battles on Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele. Harts diary is now widely regarded as one of the most important personal sources relating to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Exceptionally well written, it includes gripping descriptions of both combat and life behind the front line and on leave in France and United Kingdom. As a first-hand account of life in the firestorm of World War One, The Devils Own War is hard to beat.