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A moving story extremely well read.
Rather too much stress laid on the author's religious stance but I suspect some of this may be explained by the interval between actual events and the story being committed to paper.
The combat experiences and the author's dealings with and treatment by the officer class made one's flesh creep and hanker for retribution against the latter .
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Reluctant Tommy to be better than the print version?
Very moving and painfully honest account of life of an educated working class man serving in the killing fields of flanders and Passchandaele in the First World War. Skirth gives a brutally honest account of his experiences, his fallen and surviving comrades and the love he has for his wife to be. The author outlines dramatically yet realistically his views on the futility of the first world war and the absolute lack of compassion by his superiors from his commanding officer to the Generals who led a whole lost generation to their graves. If ever there was a book to confirm the phrase " Lions led by Donkeys" this is it. Truly recommend.
Also the book is very well narrated.
What did you like best about this story?
The way the story is described with honesty and integrity
What does Daniel Weyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Very well narrated. Movingly narrated.
Any additional comments?
A must read