Mud, Blood and Bullets

Mud, Blood and Bullets : Memoirs of a Machine Gunner on the Western front

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It is 1915 and the Great War has been raging for a year when Edward Rowbotham, a coal miner from the Midlands, volunteers for Kitchener's Army. Drafted into the newly formed Machine Gun Corps, he is sent to fight in places whose names will forever be associated with mud and blood and sacrifice: Ypres, the Somme and Passchendaele. He is one of the `lucky' ones, winning the Military Medal for bravery and surviving more than two-and-a-half years of the terrible slaughter, which wiped out all but six of his original company. He wrote these memoirs fifty years later, but found his memories of life in the trenches had not diminished at all. The sights and sounds of battle, the excitement, the terror, the extraordinary comradeship, are all vividly described as if they had happened to him only more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 12mm | 220g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0750956615
  • 9780750956611
  • 855,218

About Edward Rowbotham

Edward Rowbotham survived a bullet wound to the temple, and won the Military Medal for bravery. Janet Tucker is Edward Rowbotham's granddaughter. She edited and transcribed his more