BURGOYNE DIARIES The First Winter at Ypres with the Royal Irish Rifles


This brutal book is compiled from the original diary entries of Gerald Achilles Burgoyne, an officer in the Royal Irish Rifles, written while serving in the front line trenches at Ypres during the Great War in 1914-1915. Burgoyne is very outspoken about his personal opinions on the war effort, and of his men, whom he openly admits to hitting to instil discipline, the author probably didn’t envisage these vivid diaries would be published as a memoir some 70-years later.

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