Made in the Trenches Composed Entirely from Articles and

Made in the Trenches Composed Entirely from Articles and Sketches Contributed by Soldiers A magazine style book created in 1916 and composed entirely of articles and sketches contributed by British soldiers fighting on the front lines – a light hearted and eclectic mix of stories poems cartoons and littered at regular intervals throughout a comic series of encyclopaedic entries for military terms Although the editor George Goodchild states in his Editorial Note that his aim was “to give a really representative idea of the life and thought of the Army as a whole” there is nothing on the pain and horrors the soldiers faced on a daily basis This is perhaps not that surprising given the timing of the book With the war still raging and spirits in need of lifting you get the sense that it’s been carefully edited to exclude anything too macabre and demoralising though it still provides a fascinating glimpse into a special kind of humour that no doubt prevailed in and amongst the terrors experienced See at

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    This is a wonderfully evocative peek into the memories writings and thoughts of men who served in the trenches of the Western Front Gallipoli Africa and elsewhere I read it in a single day with a real pleasure; but with one eye on the damage done to the men who contributed and their frustrations and need to help their mates and the similarities to those I kno

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    22 SEP 2014 I read this in one sitting and cannot recommend it strongly enough Made in the Trenches is one of those important books I love everything about this little bookmagazine and like Combed Out Made in the Trenches will stay with me for a very long time Find and read your copy here Out may be found here Manybooksnet here Project Gutenberg

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    The main reason it gets a 2 is the editing stunkA good editing standardizing the text dealing with the non standard English making the cartoons clearer it would have earned a solid 3 Some of the individual stories were very very goodhttpsopenlibraryorgbooksOL71349

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