- Author:John Laffin
- Publisher:Quadrillion Publishing Ltd (July 31, 1998)
- Pages:277 pages
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This book was the first serious attempt to illustrate the humanity of the soldier on the Western Front, reflecting the war . John Laffin was a hugely respected and prolific military historian.
This book was the first serious attempt to illustrate the humanity of the soldier on the Western Front, reflecting the war as they saw it from first shot to last. These tales, told to fellow men in the trenches, behind the lines, at base hospitals and at the estaminets and billets during rest periods, have been recorded here. He wrote many books after seeing active service himself
Laffin was the instigator behind the creation of the Australian Corps Memorial Park, at Le Hamel, France, dedicated to the Australian troops who . On the Western Front: Soldiers Stories from France and Flanders, 1914–1918. Gloucester : A. Sutton, 1985, dust jacket.
Laffin returned to reside in Australia from the United Kingdom in failing health in 1995.
On the Western Front book. John Laffin was a prolific author with nearly 130 books to his name. Many of his books concerned military history. Laffin's parents both served in WWI, his father in the 20th Battalion and his mother as a nurse. In 1940, aged 24, having worked with Smith's Weekly and The Wagga Advertiser, he enlisted in the 2nd AIF. He trained as an infantryman and later completed an officer course before serving John Laffin was a prolific author with nearly 130 books to his name.
Front: Soldiers' Stories from France and Flanders, 1914-1918. Panorama of the Western Front (Military Series). The War the Infantry Knew, 1914-1918.
On the Western Front: Soldiers' Stories from France and Flanders, 1914-1918. After reading them many might ask why soldiers are rarely mentioned except in terms of military units. Even regimental histories devote more space to the plans and concepts than to the men used to implement the plans.
First World War (content). News from the front war correspondents on the Western Front 1914-18. LAFFIN, JOHN (Author) Alan Sutton (Publisher).
On the Western Front: Soldiers Stories from France and Flanders, 1914-1918. Gloucester: A. Sutton, 1985. ISBN 0862992427 OCLC 14520586.
Personal Name: Laffin, John.
On the Western Front: Soldier's Stories from France and Flanders. It is a vital distinction and one that invites us to judge its overall value in a different context, one both literary and social. Victory on the Western Front: The Development of the British Army 1914-1918. A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914–1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front. Germany’s Western Front: 1915: Translations from the German Official History of the Great War. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
On the Western Front: Soldiers Stories from France and Flanders, 1914–1918. John Laffin died in Canberra in 2000 after a long illness References.