The Fateful Battle Line, The Great War Journals & Sketches of Captain Henry Ogle MC

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During the next four years or so, there will be a flood of books covering aspects of the Great War in its Centenary years. Even the most dedicated enthusiast will be unable to buy every book that is published, not least because of the shelf space involved in building a truly comprehensive library. This book deserves to be in the handful of priority acquisitions. For those who wish to buy one book to provide an insight into the trench warfare of the Western Front, this has to be the book.

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NAME: The Fateful Battle Line, The Great War Journals & Sketches of Captain Henry Ogle MC
CATEGORY: Book Reviews
DATE: 200214
FILE: R1942
AUTHOR: Edited by Michael Glover
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £12.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWI, First World War, The Great War, World War One, trenches, art, sketches, diary, 1914-1918, Western Front
ISBN: 1-78346-175-6
IMAGE: B1942.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This book contains the sensitively edited journals and sketches of an artist who volunteered to fight and was commissioned from the ranks. This combination of words and images recorded at the time produces a moving, illuminating picture of life in the trenches.

Henry Ogle was a trained artist and both in his sketches and writing he displays the artist’s eye. To have this combination of words and images is rare and the quality of the sketches is professional.

Ogle has described the fine detail of life in the trenches and described the shattering moments. He also provides some useful advice from his observations.

During the next four years or so, there will be a flood of books covering aspects of the Great War in its Centenary years. Even the most dedicated enthusiast will be unable to buy every book that is published, not least because of the shelf space involved in building a truly comprehensive library. This book deserves to be in the handful of priority acquisitions. For those who wish to buy one book to provide an insight into the trench warfare of the Western Front, this has to be the book.

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