Plough and Scatter: The Diary-Journal of a First World War Gunner



[Ebook] ➩ Plough and Scatter: The Diary-Journal of a First World War Gunner By J.Ivor Hanson – E17streets4all.co.uk JIvor Hanson s personal diary describes his experiences as a gunner on the Western Front in the First World War, which left a deep and lasting impression on him He wrote about the officers and men wit JIvor Hanson s personal diary Scatter: The MOBI ð describes his experiences as a gunner on the Western Front in the First World War, which left a deep and lasting impression on him He wrote about the officers and men with whom he served, and the horror and humor of trench life all subjects of Hanson s intense scrutiny and incisive wit He vividly describes the German Army s crushing Spring Offensive in March , when the British Army on the Western Front was almost pushed back to the Channel coast Imperial War Museum historian Alan Wakefield has edited the Plough and PDF/EPUB or diaries and provides engaging explanatory narratives for each chapter to set them within the context of the First World War.Plough and Scatter: The Diary-Journal of a First World War Gunner

Is a well known author, Scatter: The MOBI ð some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Plough and Scatter: The Diary Journal of a First World War Gunner book, this is one of the most wanted JIvor Hanson author readers around the world.

Plough and Scatter: The Diary-Journal of a First World War
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Plough and Scatter: The Diary-Journal of a First World War Gunner
  • J.Ivor Hanson
  • English
  • 12 March 2019
  • 1844257177

7 thoughts on “Plough and Scatter: The Diary-Journal of a First World War Gunner

  1. says:

    Nobody tells the story of World War One better than the men who fought it Fascinating book told as a sequence of diary entries Too young to legally join up, the author followed the events of 1914 and 1915 avidly keeping detailed records which later formed the basis for this book Just when I think there can t be muchto learn along comes a book like this which totally reignites my love of this period of history.

  2. says:

    A bit different this one I knew Ivor as a child as a part of our wider family I know the streets he describes, so his story of the First World War is particularly pertinent.Ivor was too young to join up at the start of the war although he did volunteer ahead of being conscripted His diaries cover the time before and during the war until he was demobilised in Feb 1919 but he was as keen to leave the Army as he had been to join up, once all was done.As well as the blood and gore of the actio A bit different this one I knew Ivor as a child as a part of our wider family I know the streets he describes, so his story of the First World War is particularly pertinent.Ivor was too young to join up at the start of the war although he did volunteer ahead of being conscripted His diaries cover the time before and during the war until he was demobilised in Feb 1919 but he was as keen to leave the Army as he had been to join up, once all was done.As well as the blood and gore of the action, Ivor covers the boredom and deprivations of Army life with acceptance and humour He started as a gunner but moved to being a signaller ahead of the guns and having to repair the copper telegraph wires when enemy shells broke the connections between his observation posts and the rest of the battery even if the enemy shelling hadn t finished before he and his team had to start the repairs Reeling out spare cable to breech the break, twisting the single core wire to make a connection and wrapping the join with insulation tape inevitably in the dark and sometimes under gas shell attack before returning and passing on the coordinates of the enemy guns to his own battery to return fire.He maintained his own diaries as well as writing letters home, allowing the full story to be reconstructed after the wartime censor had deleted parts of the letters Entries also include his own descriptions of the loss of friends in his own battery and elsewhere during the battles.One man s view of war, friendship and loss

  3. says:

    I have to admit that I was not totally impartial on this one Since my grandfather served in the Royal Field Artillery I found it informative and at times thrilling The only negative issue was it was true to its nature, it was a journal At times it went into details although fitting for a journal or diary it left the reader board The five star was earned because the journal itself was well written, otherwise I would have given it four stars.

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