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Last Man Standing: The Memoirs, Letters and Photographs of a Teenage Officer (Paperback) Loot Price: R293
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Last Man Standing: The Memoirs, Letters and Photographs of a Teenage Officer (Paperback): Richard Van Emden

Last Man Standing: The Memoirs, Letters and Photographs of a Teenage Officer (Paperback)

Richard Van Emden

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It hardly seems credible today that a nineteenyear- old boy, just commissioned into the Seaforth Highlanders, could lead a platoon of men into the carnage of the Battle of the Somme. Or that, as the machine gun bullets whistled past and shells exploded, he could maintain his own morale to lead a platoon, keeping its discipline and cohesion, in spite of desperate losses. Norman Collins, the author of this superb memoir, was this remarkable man.Using Norman's own words, Last Man Standing follows him from his childhood in Hartlepool to his subsequent service in France. The book also covers such shattering events as the German naval assault on Hartlepool in December 1914 when, as a seventeen-year-old, Norman was subjected to as big a bombardment as any occurring on the Western Front at that time. Norman's love for, and devotion to, the men under his command shine out in this book and his stories are gripping and deeply moving. They are illustrated by a rare collection of private photographs taken at or near the front by Norman himself, although the use of a camera was strictly proscribed by the Army. Most of the images have never been published before.

General

Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2012
First published: July 2012
Editors: Richard Van Emden
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-1-84884-865-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions > Regiments
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-84884-865-X
Barcode: 9781848848658

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