War Diaries Talk

I would recommend the Book “Goodbye to All That” by the Poet Robert Graves to anyone interested in WW1

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Cynthia -I would recommend the Book “Goodbye to All That” by the Poet Robert Graves. It is a War Memoir which also details his early life through his WW1 war years and chronicles his life to 1985.

    See Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Graves re article about him and image. I have a Collectors Copy which is small but beautifully bound showing the painting (Over the Top) by John Nash.

    This link shows the image of John Nash and his painting (Over the Top.)
    Nash's most famous painting is Over the Top (oil on canvas, 79.4 x 107.3 cm), now hanging in the Imperial War Museum. It is an image of the counter-attack at Welsh Ridge on 30 December 1917, during which the 1st Battalion Artists' Rifles left their trenches and pushed towards Marcoing near Cambrai. Of the eighty men, sixty-eight were killed or wounded during the first few minutes. Nash was one of the twelve spared by the shell-fire, and painted this picture three months later. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nash_(artist)

    Well worth a read for anyone interested in WW1. PS There is a kindle edition on Amazon Books also.


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    I'll have to take a look at it. I've heard it is one of the best accounts. Thanks for the mention that is available for Kindle.