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  • Letters from the Trenches

  • By: Bill Lamin
  • Narrated by: Geoff Annis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Harry Lamin was born in Derbyshire in 1877 and left school at 13 to work in the lace industry. But by December 1916 he had been conscripted into the 9th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, and sent to war. Harry's letters home to his family describe the conflict with a poignant immediacy, even 90+ years on, detailing everything from the action in battle to the often amusing incidents of life amongst his comrades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real account of a real person

  • By Catherine on 28-02-11

A real account of a real person

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-11

This is an account of one man's experiences during the extraordinary events of the World War 1 trenches. Within minutes of starting to listen, you will feel that you know the subject, Harry.

This is NOT a history book. This is an engaging personal account of a Private soldier.

Geoff Annis has pitched his reading perfectly. He effortlessly adopts the correct east midlands accent when reading Harry's letters, returning to a simple South Yorkshire style for the narration - absolutely perfect.

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