A classic account of war - in the soldiers' own words.
Captain J. C. Dunn, Medical Officer the 2nd Battalion His Majesty's 23rd Foot, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers. A courageous soldier and an impressive man, he was mentioned by both Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon in their famous books with respect and admiration. He died in 1955.
'Sometimes, through word of mouth and shared enthusiasm, a secret book becomes famous. The War the Infantry Knew is one of them. Published privately in a limited edition of five hundred copies in 1938, it gained a reputation as an outstanding account of an infantry battalion's experience on the Western Front' - Daily Telegraph ' I have been waiting for a long time for someone to republish this classic. It is one of the most interesting and revealing books of its type and is a genuinely truthful and fascinating picture of the war as it was for the infantry' - John Keegan 'A remarkably coherent narrative of the battalion's experiences in diary form ...a moving historical record which deserves to be added to the select list of outstanding accounts of the First World War' - Times Literary Supplement