Charles Yale Harrison Generals Die in Bed

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Generals Die in Bed

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Drawing on his own experiences in the First World War, Charles Yale Harrison tells a stark and poignant story of a young man sent to fight on the Western Front. It is an unimaginably harrowing journey, especially for one not yet old enough to vote. In sparse but gripping prose, Harrison conveys a sense of the horror of life in the trenches. Here is where soldiers fight and die, entombed in mud, surrounded by rats and lice, forced to survive on insufficient rations. Harrison captures the only kind of humour possible under the circumstances of life on the Western Front. - dark and sardonic, a mingling of comedy and horror.

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The classic novel about life in the trenches in the First World War, by a man who was there

Frequently compared to The Wars, this is a classic novel about Canadian soldiers in the First World War, written by a Montreal Star writer who left the paper to fight in France.

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Charles Yale Harrison was a machine-gunner in World War I. After being wounded, he became a writer in Montreal and later New York, where he died in 1954.

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