Trench warfare comes to vivid life in this 1916 blow-by-blow account of one of history’s bloodiest battles, written for the British War Propaganda Bureau. Although leaving out the great number of casualties, Buchan includes incredible detail of the battle, including letters that place the reader on the front.
About the Author
John Buchan (1875-1940), first Baron Tweedsmuir, was a Scottish novelist and member of Parliament, who served as the Governor General of Canada. He wrote many novels as well as books on politics, history, biography, and criticism. But he is best known for his suspense novel The Thirty-Nine Steps, made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock.