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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A shockingly frank portrayal of the experiences of a group of soldiers in the trenches.

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'... a little runt, ain't he?' 'Yeah, but he'll never die in a lousy trench like Brownie and them did.' 'God, no. Generals die in bed.' 'Oh, the generals have a bloody good time fifty miles behind the line. Hincky, dinky, parley voo.' A stark and poignant story of a young man sent to fight on the Western Front. Here is where soldiers fight and die, entombed in mud, surrounded by rats and lice, forced to survive on insufficient rations. Acclaimed as one of 'the best of the war books' by the New York Evening Standard when it was originally published in 1930, Generals Die in Bed is a truly unforgettable read.

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