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The Resource To fight alongside friends : the First World War diaries of Charlie May, edited by Gerry Harrison ; foreword by David Crane

To fight alongside friends : the First World War diaries of Charlie May, edited by Gerry Harrison ; foreword by David Crane

Label
To fight alongside friends : the First World War diaries of Charlie May
Title
To fight alongside friends
Title remainder
the First World War diaries of Charlie May
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gerry Harrison ; foreword by David Crane
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A born storyteller, Charlie May's vivid eye for detail and warm good humour brings his experience in the trenches (and the experience of millions of ordinary men like him) to life for a 21st-century readership. Captain Charlie May was killed, aged 27, in the early morning of 1st July 1916, leading the men of 'B Company', 22nd Manchester Service Battalion into action on the first day of the Somme. This tolerant and likeable man had been born in New Zealand and - against King's regulations - he kept a diary in seven small, wallet-sized pocket books. A journalist before the war, May's diaries give a picture of battalion life in and behind the trenches during the build-up to the greatest battle fought by a British army and are filled with the friendships and tensions, the home-sickness, frustrations, delays and endless postponements, the fog of ignorance, the combination of boredom and terror to which every man that has ever fought could testify
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1888 or 1889-1916
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May, Charles Campbell
Dewey number
  • 940.4'8193
  • 940.48193
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Harrison, Gerry
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  • May, Charles Campbell
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
To fight alongside friends : the First World War diaries of Charlie May, edited by Gerry Harrison ; foreword by David Crane
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780007558551
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780007558551
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
To fight alongside friends : the First World War diaries of Charlie May, edited by Gerry Harrison ; foreword by David Crane
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780007558551
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780007558551
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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