A blog dedicated to the World War 1 memoir written by Sam Sutcliffe, an ordinary soldier who fought at Gallipoli, the Somme and Arras. He wrote Nobody Of Any Importance - his title - in his 70s from his remarkable near-total-recall memory. Book and blog edited by his son, Phil.
“I feel one can say with some conviction that no man should willingly leave his home to fight, wound, maim or kill other men about whom he knows little and whom he certainly does not hate. When all men refuse to commit such follies the foundations of a true civilisation will have only just started to be laid.”
- Sam Sutcliffe, circa 1974 (extracted from his Memoir)
Books available: the collected writings of FootSoldierSam
Available as paperback and e-book
Nobody Of Any Importance: A Foot Soldier's Memoir Of World War 1