5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Verified Purchase on 3 February, 2015
A very good book about life in the trenches in WW1. A first hand account from gallipoli to armistice day. An excellent job of writing with pertinent footnotes. Ond mans life through the sad affair of the war to end all wars...
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An easy read of one man's war experience. However I feel the read could have been condensed by devoting the first two chapters to his pre military life and not the ten used in the book.
5.0 out of 5 stars An incredibly good memoir!
5.0 out of 5 stars Not only an amazing story, but much more
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great story that clipped along a good pace
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
By JB on 1 October, 2015
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By MB on 17 April, 2017
Format Kindle Edition
Nobody of any importance? He's become one of the most important people in my research, as he's given me one of the most in depth looks at life in this time period that I have had the good fortune to come across. There is so much in this book it's hard to believe it was all lived by one man. Also, the wealth of information in the footnotes was a job well done in itself. It's a long read, but take the time. It's worth it.
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Also some reviews for the Gallipoli e-book, an excerpt from Nobody Of Any Importance, price £1, from http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gallipoli-Soldiers-September-1915-January-Importance-ebook/dp/B00U6DZXVC/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1438880369&sr=1-2&keywords=nobody+of+any+importance
5.0 out of 5 stars A personal insight into part of WW1
By Malcolm C Stinton on 11 September, 2015
This is a brilliant first hand account of the last few months of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915/16. I am sure that it means more to anyone who had a relative who fought there, as I did, where once more I feel the appalling conditions that the soldiers lived and died in. The author does not hold back about his criticism of the hierarchy and the 'them and us' situation that existed amongst some of the officers, particularly those at the top whose incompetence was all part of the failed mission.
It's not a long read, but then you are not paying much for it on Kindle. It does have the futility of war as a theme, yet above all it shows us how these young men survived in the worst possible conditions and how their human spirit saw them through.
Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in WW1 and particularly the Gallipoli campaign.
5.0 out of 5 stars A short but extremely informative account of a young lad's first taste of war at Gallipoli
By para3drop on 30 September, 2015
An excellent detailed personal account of a 17 year old lad's experiences with the Royal Fusiliers at Gallipoli in 1915. He describes his experiences and events happening around him, highlighting his regiment's heavy losses through both enemy action and disease. An interesting disclosure is his ignorance of a 'Grand Plan,' and more importantly of how those in charge around him were implementing it. This young man, a lance corporal signaller displays a remarkable maturity in the way he copes with extremely arduous conditions. Although this is a very short story, it is very informative and well worth the read.
On 23 March, 2016
By Doodah on December, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars riveting
Now, reviews on Amazon for the Somme e-book, The Somme: Through The Eyes Of A Foot Soldier Who Survived The Battlefield May-September 1916, an excerpt from Nobody Of Any Importance, price £1, from https://www.amazon.co.uk/Somme-Through-Survived-Battlefield-May-September-ebook/dp/B01CD4OQSM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480956688&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Somme+a+foot+soldier
5.0 out of 5 stars This was very good for me
4.0 out of 5 stars The Somme
This book says it all of the normal squaddie.
Thank you to the relative who composed it and for his brilliant efforts of putting it together. I feel you father was one of the luckiest men in WWI, when that RSM called him to his office and handed him the piece of paper, telling him he was out of it. His lads he left behind must have been pretty choked having lost a first class NCO.
2.0 out of 5 stars