War! Hellish War! Star Shell Reflections 1916-1918 The Illustrated Diaries of Jim Maultsaid by Jim Maultsaid [Ebook]

War! Hellish War! Star Shell Reflections 1916-1918 The Illustrated Diaries of Jim MaultsaidAuthor: Jim Maultsaid
Title: War! Hellish War! Star Shell Reflections 1916-1918 The Illustrated Diaries of Jim Maultsaid
Print Length: 256
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
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Jim Maultsaids illustrated diaries of his Great War service offer a unique and completely original perspective of a fighting mans experiences.Although an American citizen Jim was living in Donegal in 1914 and first joined the Young Citizens Volunteers and then the British Army.On 1 July 1916 the first day of the Somme, Sergeant Maultsaid was seriously wounded. To quote from his diary as he lay in no-mans-land The most awful cries rent the night air&hellip,it was a shambles&hellip,it was Hell with the lid off&hellip, it was.Unlike so many, Jim survived and was hospitalised in Blighty. After a spell in Northern Ireland, he was selected for officer training at Cambridge. He was commissioned into The Chinese Labour Corps and his words and art work throw fascinating light on this little known but invaluable organization. Jims admiration for the CLCs contribution and culture is obvious.War! Hellish War! is more than a Great War diary it is a masterpiece and a collectors item of great historical and educational value. Despite the countless records of this conflict there is nothing to compare it with. [184 words]

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