This was discovered at the bottom of a box of books donated to the Bodleian Library in 2005. It tells of the experiences of a young soldier in the summer of 1917. Though he was a soldier with the 12th East Surreys his identity is unknown. His daily life shows he was keenly observant, and descriptions of his daily life are candid. Across the battlefields of Flanders his companions fell one by one. The last few survivors narrowly avoided death only to be captured by the Germans. Very poignant reading.
Discovered at the bottom of a box of books recently donated to the Bodleian Library, Oxford, this war journal vividly tells the story of a young World War I soldier and his experiences at the Front in the summer of 1917 in his own words. The introduction traces the author's progress across the battlefields of Flanders as he and his regiment, the 12th East Surreys, move deeper into enemy territory, suffering heavy casualties and fighting against remarkable odds. One by one, the author's comrades fall away until he, one of the last survivors of his group, narrowly avoids death, only to be captured.