Engineer's Diary of the Great War

Engineer's Diary of the Great War (Hardback)

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 Engineer's Diary of the Great War
Hardback
Purdue University Press
06/01/2002
272pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557531706
9781557531704
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Book Description

Harry Spring kept detailed diaries throughout most of his life. Harry died in 1974, but through his diaries he lives to tell us about his experiences. His diary for the time from November 28, 1917 to August 19, 1918 were lost during the fighting in the Argonne Forest, but in 1974, just before he died, he wrote some supplementary notes of what he could remember of the time. Harry Spring never intended or expected that his diaries would be published. They are therefore as private and personal as they are detailed and accurate. He never tried to make his diaries politically correct – he wrote exactly what he felt. This is why these diaries are so powerful.

Book Reviews

Military Collector & Historian

"I would unhesitatingly recommend An Engineer's Diary of the Great War to both the general reader and the specialist...as an enlightening account from an outfit at once unusual, and at the same time representative of the 'Army behind the Army.'"

About the Editor(s):

Terry M. Bareither graduated from Purdue University with a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and a masters degree in Construction Management and Engineering. He served in the United States Air Force prior to his successful career in various executive positions for multiple construction companies across the country.