By Emilio Lussu,Mark Thompson,Gregory Conti
For Lussu, June 1916 to July 1917 was once a yr of continuing attacks on impregnable trenches, absurd missions concocted through commanders packed with patriotic rhetoric and conceit yet missing in tactical ability, and episodes frequently tragic and occasionally ugly, the place the incompetence of his personal facet was once as harmful because the assaults waged by means of the enemy. a unprecedented firsthand account of the Italian entrance, Lussu's memoir succeeds in staging a fierce indictment of the futility of struggle in a dry, usually ironic type that units his story thoroughly except the Western entrance of Remarque and provides an astonishingly glossy 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