FATEFUL BATTLE LINE The Great War Journals and Sketches of Captain Henry Ogle MC

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The diaries of front-line soldiers of the Great War are relatively commonplace; contemporary drawings and paintings, other than those by the official war artists, are less so. What is extraordinary about The Fateful Battle Line is that it combines a journal of infantry service on the Western Front with sketches and finished work made at the time, often illustrating places, people and incident from the text. Henry Ogle was a trained artist, and one who, in his writing, fused the vividness of the painter’s eye for detail with a writer’s precision and awareness. Commissioned from the ranks, twice wounded, his gallantry rewarded with the Military Cross.

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