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Celtic Culture in Words and Music



Drawing Fire

Drawing Fire
Item# 9780007315680
$19.99

Product Description

Publisher: Harper Collins

Author: Len Smith

A vivid and powerful diary of life in the trenches

The horrors of war in the trenches are brought to life with a rare immediacy and power through the diary of soldier and artist Len Smith. Enduring battles such as those at Loos and Vimy Ridge, Len survives with a mixture of whimsical humour, bravery and sheer good luck.

Len enlisted as an infantryman in the City of London Regiment on his 23rd birthday, 22 September 1914. During the war years he kept a journal on scraps of paper which he hid in his trousers to smuggle home at the end of the war. At the same time, he added to his thoughts with colour sketches of the people and places he encountered. (pb)