MIDSUMMER SALE EXTENDED 1 MORE DAY 25% OFF EVERYTHING* USE PROMO CODE MIDSUMMER25

In the front line

by Alec Glen | 01 July 2013
Category: General Biography
Synopsis
Chronicling the experiences of Alec Glen, a young doctor who joined the army and served as a medical officer for the duration of World War I, this autobiography provides a unique view of the great events of the early 20th century. Early on he provides a shattering account of the hopeless slaughter at Gallipoli, where he survived almost certain death many times as his companions fell around him; out of his battalion of 1,000, only 100 lived. His later service in the Middle East and Mesopotamia is an astonishing tale of courage and endurance, interwoven with spells of leave, during which the Scot encountered exotic experiences undreamed of back home. After the war Glen became a GP in Govan, one of the poorest areas in Britain, at a time long before the National Health Service and where preventable illnesses were often a death sentence for old and young alike. The extremes of poverty and suffering he witnessed brought home to him that he was in the front line once more, but in a different kind of warfare. This memoir is a work of keen observation, humor, and understated power that compares and contrasts life on the Western Front with life in the poverty-stricken East End of Glasgow after the Great War.
€23.79
71 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 2-7 working days.
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

Synopsis
Chronicling the experiences of Alec Glen, a young doctor who joined the army and served as a medical officer for the duration of World War I, this autobiography provides a unique view of the great events of the early 20th century. Early on he provides a shattering account of the hopeless slaughter at Gallipoli, where he survived almost certain death many times as his companions fell around him; out of his battalion of 1,000, only 100 lived. His later service in the Middle East and Mesopotamia is an astonishing tale of courage and endurance, interwoven with spells of leave, during which the Scot encountered exotic experiences undreamed of back home. After the war Glen became a GP in Govan, one of the poorest areas in Britain, at a time long before the National Health Service and where preventable illnesses were often a death sentence for old and young alike. The extremes of poverty and suffering he witnessed brought home to him that he was in the front line once more, but in a different kind of warfare. This memoir is a work of keen observation, humor, and understated power that compares and contrasts life on the Western Front with life in the poverty-stricken East End of Glasgow after the Great War.
€23.79
71 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 2-7 working days.
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9781780271309
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 01/07/2013
Categories - All, Books, Biography & True Crime, Biography, General Biography
No. of Pages - 0
Weight - 530
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

Delivery And Returns

Please Note: Items in our extended range may take longer to deliver. For this reason, we cannot guarantee delivery of this item before Christmas.

Place an order for over €10 to receive free delivery to anywhere in Ireland and the UK! See our Delivery Charges section below for a full breakdown of shipping costs for all destinations.

 

Delivery Charges

  Ireland & UK* Europe & USA Australia & Canada Rest of World
Under €10 €3.80 €10 €15 €25
Over €10
Free €10 €15 €25

*Free delivery on all orders over €10 - only applies to order total.

All orders will be delivered by An Post.