By Emilio Lussu,Mark Thompson,Gregory Conti
For Lussu, June 1916 to July 1917 used to be a 12 months of continuing attacks on impregnable trenches, absurd missions concocted by means of commanders packed with patriotic rhetoric and self-esteem yet missing in tactical ability, and episodes frequently tragic and infrequently gruesome, the place the incompetence of his personal part used to be as risky because the assaults waged by means of the enemy. an extraordinary firsthand account of the Italian entrance, Lussu's memoir succeeds in staging a fierce indictment of the futility of conflict in a dry, frequently ironic sort that units his story completely except the Western entrance of Remarque and provides an astonishingly smooth voice to the literature of the nice War.
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A Soldier on the Southern Front: The Classic Italian Memoir of World War 1 by Emilio Lussu,Mark Thompson,Gregory Conti