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Formatting may be different depending on your device and eBook type. Written with dignity, candour and surprising wit, this soldier's story of the horror of the Western Front trenches is a testament to the power of the human spirit. It's the end of the winter and the conditions are almost unbelievable. We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying.

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As fascinating and exciting it was to read the wartime exploits of Nulla and his mates, life for them all after the war and how they coped with it after all they had been through would have been just as good a story. Should be compulsory reading for all Australians especially high school students. See all 3 reviews. Most helpful customer reviews on site. A lot of people say that this book doesn't have the correct articulation or depth of character, I'll address that in this review.

There is speculation as to whether or not this is his personal memoirs, whether it was written in hindsight or from a journal. I honestly believe this book is from both a personal journal and from hindsight. The references, the chronological memory of battalions, units and dates of relief generally spells that this is part of his own journal, the depth of the before and after writing of action also reeks of journal entries or letters, the action themselves would probably be hindsight.

The parts that show deep reflection in moments of action and confusion, are quite clearly hindsight added in. The lack of character depth and description in some parts of the book, make sense to me that this is his own experience, because throughout the book he mentions, several times, that in war it's a bad idea "to be one of the thinking type".

So, the parts where it goes on about his friends and other unit members as though they are simply 2D characters, is primarily correct for someone who is witnessing the death of quite literally thousands, for them the less you knew about someone, the better.

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The same with some actions lack description, due to the nature of it, some things like that would not be easy to describe from your own memory. Honestly recommend this book Also one called "A Fortunate Life" by Facer as a genuine no bars held insight into early Australians at war.

The vast majority of my reads are narrative histories by people like Hart, Gilbert and Keenan, among many others. But, I have also read more memoirs than I can remember. It is positively amazing that this man could have fought in so many places an d survived. The deep and lasting comradery that develops between Nulla and his mates he is Australian is touching.

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Also, the imagery of the environment within which he functions is very well done. download this book if a soldiers tale is of any interest to you. To read a blow by blow account of that, which we who came after think of as mere history, was, to say the least, a rude awakening. Oh God! EPF Lynch, though not a "literary gent" has an extraordinary facility for evocative description of this most horrendous of atrocities, World War 1.

That this work lay like an undisclosed gem for so long is amazing.


At a time when there are too many politicians making at times self serving speeches about the horror of that War it is powerful stuff to hear a voice from the grave who was there in the mud. In the writing it reminded me of the wide-eyed but wholly engaged style of Bert Facey in "A Fortunate Life" though the writing is even better. Verified download. Quite frankly, I find myself in a dilemma because I am not sure whether this book is History or Fictionalized History Make no mistake; it is a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I began to have doubts when Bill Gammage in the Forward compared the book favorably to Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front", which is a work of fiction based on actual experiences. Note that Junger kept extensive diaries during the War. As far as I can tell, and I have spent a great deal of time looking, Lynch did not.

Lynch writes his memoir in 20 exercise books in As a result, Nulla is probably a more interesting narrator than Paul Baumer. Despite periods of exhaustion, depression and trauma, Nulla remains essentially upbeat. You also get a better sense of the totality of infantry operations from Nulla, who moonlights as a runner and signaller at various times, and of the fundamental resilience to trauma that enabled these men to come home from the war and somehow take up civilian life.

You also see the lack of respect for authority and the juvenile sense of humour that annoyed the British so much.

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If there was a sense of narrative developing, it was lost in the editing. Other books have done a better job of blending memoir and fiction. I would be inclined to include Somme Mud on a compulsory reading list for WWI, which may be partly my Aussie bias speaking, but I think it is a fascinating view of everyday life in the war, and a tribute to the men who went through it: those who died and those who survived.

Somme Mud, real diary of an Australian infantryman serving in the trenches in World War I, is one such book. And harrowing it is: the descriptions of the relentless deaths and injuries are often graphic, though never indulgent.

The sheer senselessness and, to a certain extent, gory tedium and monotony of the war bear down on the reader page after page.

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That men — some who were little more than boys — could cope with this terrible situation is nothing short of astonishing.