"The Unknown Soldier", by Neil Hanson

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  1. Has anybody read "The Unknown Soldier", by Neil Hanson?

    I was bought it for my birthday, and started reading it a couple of days ago. Only up to chapter 7, and it's mind-boogling. It follows the story of three soldiers who fought in the First World War (a Brit, a German and an American), and is largely taken from letters and diaries that they themselves wrote. It's an incredible read - I knew that the conditions were bad, but nothing prepared me for this!

    (Oh, and Harry Patch's memoirs never came anywhere close to this level of detail of the trenches!)

    I'd be interested in hearing what other people thought of it?
  2. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Great book, one of the best I've perused.