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Firing Line

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The author draws on written descriptions of war over the past two centuries, also on the verbal recollections of veterans of more recent conflicts, providing an account of what motivates the soldier and enables him to maintain the struggle in conditions of physical and mental degradation. He looks at how the soldier is viewed, his training, the impact of leadership, the fear and exultation of battle, the terror of being wounded and the perception of the enemy. The book has brown boards with gilt titles; there is a slight bump to the top of the back, and a white mark on the lower front left corner. The jacket has general marks and indentations on the glossy surface and light creasing to edges. Contains four sections of b/w photographs.
A special item of interest is that on the front free end paper is a gift dedication to a Regimental Sergeant Major, written neatly in blue ink and dated 24th June 1988. The dedication is by Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Edward Henry Worsley, MBE (1960 - 2016), a British explorer and Army Officer. He was part of the successful 2009 expedition that retraced Ernest Shackleton's footsteps in the Antarctic. Sadly, in 2016 he died whilst attempting to complete the first solo and unaided crossing of the Antarctic.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Richard Holmes
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.9 x 22.4 cms
Edition:
1985
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224020439
ISBN-13:
9780224020435
Number of pages:
436
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
Firing Line

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The author draws on written descriptions of war over the past two centuries, also on the verbal recollections of veterans of more recent conflicts, providing an account of what motivates the soldier and enables him to maintain the struggle in conditions of physical and mental degradation. He looks at how the soldier is viewed, his training, the impact of leadership, the fear and exultation of battle, the terror of being wounded and the perception of the enemy. The book has brown boards with gilt titles; there is a slight bump to the top of the back, and a white mark on the lower front left corner. The jacket has general marks and indentations on the glossy surface and light creasing to edges. Contains four sections of b/w photographs.
A special item of interest is that on the front free end paper is a gift dedication to a Regimental Sergeant Major, written neatly in blue ink and dated 24th June 1988. The dedication is by Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Edward Henry Worsley, MBE (1960 - 2016), a British explorer and Army Officer. He was part of the successful 2009 expedition that retraced Ernest Shackleton's footsteps in the Antarctic. Sadly, in 2016 he died whilst attempting to complete the first solo and unaided crossing of the Antarctic.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Richard Holmes
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.9 x 22.4 cms
Edition:
1985
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224020439
ISBN-13:
9780224020435
Number of pages:
436
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
Firing Line

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