|Publisher:||Faber and Faber Limited|
|Tags:||autobiography, India, military, non-fiction, World War I|
Remarkable autobiography of a private soldier in the British Army. Frank (Dick) Richards served the colors from 1906 to 1912 spending most of his time in India. His narrative style is simple and straightforward with no pretense or literary flourishes, but the story he tells and the anecdotes he shares are priceless and not just for their rarity. His book is ... the ONLY account in this genre from a private soldiers’s point of view. This is an honest and therefore not politically correct account. The British Army’s views on the native population is out of step with today’s more egalitarian viewpoint and will offend some readers. He was a man of his time and felt no need in 1936 when this was written to apologize.
There are no battles or even skirmishes, but rather a fascinating account of training, transportation, habits, equipment, organization and characters of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.—Neil [email protected] [Suggest a different description.]
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