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By Henry Owens,John Hutton

Henry Owens nice struggle diary offers a vibrant and entire narrative, noticeable from the point of view of a military physician, of what it was once prefer to reside and struggle within the trenches of the Western entrance. Owens, a member of the unique British expeditionary strength, the ‘Old Contemptibles’, was once one of the first British squaddies to set foot in France. He spent the following 4 years within the entrance line as a physician and a diarist, an eyewitness to a few of the main sour and violent struggles of the best clash the realm had ever visible. His writing, edited and with a whole advent through John Hutton, provides us an inside of view of the tasks and studies of a physician tending the combating troops, and it paints a picture portrait of the day-by-day lives of the lads themselves.

Henry Owens was once born right into a doctor’s family members in lengthy Stratton, Norfolk in 1889. while struggle was once declared in 1914, he joined the Royal military scientific Corps and was once despatched to France with the British Expeditionary strength. He served as a front-line scientific officer through the clash and he saved a diary and notes. After the struggle he used this fabric to gather this meticulous account of his stories. After being demobilized in 1919 he again to civilian scientific perform and married, yet he died after a unexpected affliction in 1921, elderly simply 31. After the demise of his spouse in 1980, the diary got here into the ownership of the Imperial warfare Museum.

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