Using personal accounts from the diaries and letters of British soldiers who served in the First World War, this book describes the experience of combat in Egypt and Palestine. It paints a picture of life for the British Tommy in conditions different from the Western Front, where heat, sand storms and insects proved just as deadly as the enemy.
David Woodward is Professor of Modern European History at Marshall University in the United States, and the author of Lloyd George & the Generals. He is currently writing a major anthology of 'voices' of soldiers who fought in the First World War, also for Tempus. He lives in West Virginia