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Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin epub

by Richard Van Emden


Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin epub

ISBN: 1408803119

ISBN13: 978-1408803110

Author: Richard Van Emden

Category: History

Subcategory: Military

Language: English

Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks (2010)

ePUB book: 1404 kb

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Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin

Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Jack Martin. by Richard van Emden. We also see the mundane reality of life at the front line - the arguments with superiors, the joy brought by the arrival of packages from loved ones at home and the appalling conditions in which that attritional war was fought.

Richard van Emden has interviewed over 270 veterans of the Great War and has written ten books on the Great War including The Trench, and The Last Fighting Tommy (both top ten bestsellers), The Soldier's War, Boy Soldiers of the Great War and Prisoners of the Kaiser. He has also worked on more than a dozen television programmes on the Great War, including Prisoners of the Kaiser, Veterans, Britain's Last Tommies, and the award winning Roses of No Man's Land and Britain's Boy Soldiers.

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Sapper Martin: The Secret. has been added to your Basket. Richard van Emden has interviewed over 270 veterans of the Great War and has written ten books on the Great War including The Trench, and The Last Fighting Tommy (both top ten bestsellers), The Soldier's War, Boy Soldiers of the Great War and Prisoners of the Kaiser.

Jack Martin's war diary was ­doubly secret

Jack Martin's war diary was ­doubly secret. Concealed during his service (soldiers were forbidden to keep diaries), it remained hidden until long after his death. Already 31, cultured, ­literate, a gifted pianist and a keen amateur astronomer, Martin was a "reluctant, idiosyncratic soldier" and a far from typical "other rank".

Jack Martin was a thirty-two-year-old clerk at the Admiralty when he was called up to serve in the army in September .

Jack Martin was a thirty-two-year-old clerk at the Admiralty when he was called up to serve in the army in September 1916. We also see the mundane reality of life at the front line – the arguments with superiors, the joy brought by the arrival of packages from loved ones at home and the appalling conditions in which that attritional war was fought.

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Jack Martin was a thirty-two-year-old clerk at the Admiralty when he was called up to serve in the army in September 1916. These diaries, written in secret, hidden from his colleagues and only discovered by his family after his return home, present the Great War with heartbreaking clarity, written in a voice as compelling and distinctive as Wilfred Owen or Siegfried Sassoon and all the more extraordinary given that it is not an officer's but that of a private. From his arrival in France and his participation in the Somme, through offensives at Ypres and eventual demobilisation after the Armistice, we see wartime life as it really was for the ordinary Tommy. In these journals, introduced and edited by bestselling "First World War" historian Richard van Emden, we witness the cheerful Albert Martin getting to grips with life in the trenches and, together with his comrades in the Royal Engineers, confronting the ever-present threat of injury and death. We also see the mundane reality of life at the front line - the arguments with superiors, the joy brought by the arrival of packages from loved ones at home and the appalling conditions in which that attritional war was fought.