Publisher: Free Press; 1 edition (August 4, 1989)
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the truth of what it really is to be a soldier, through Britain's most efficient army historian. This formidable, wide-ranging, exhaustively researched booklet is a compelling try to grab the very nature of conflict. It takes us during the soldier's adventure in its entirety - from the humiliation of uncomplicated education and the serious comradeship of military existence, to the fear, isolation and exhaustion of conflict. What does it consider prefer to be within the firing line? How does killing swap a guy? And what do the extraordinary stipulations of battle show a couple of man's uncomplicated instincts, his braveness or his worry, his urge for self-preservation or self-sacrifice? masking a number of centuries of war, and together with the private memories of veterans from international Wars, from Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands and the Arab-Israeli conflicts, Richard Holmes provides us a robust photo of what motivates the soldier and permits him to keep up the fight in stipulations of utmost degradation and threat.