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Reviews by Michael Powell

The First Hundred Thousand

by Ian Hay

I read this book many times over when I was a teenager during the nineteen-forties. It is a fictional account of the recruitment, training and preparation of a Scottish unit during the middle period of the First World War. Re-reading it now I am amazed to find that I still enjoy the humour. I'm making a copy for my younger brother to read, knowing that he will be reminded of his own experiences on Salisbury Plain in the mid-fifties.

Reviewed on 2010.12.31

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