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The Secret Battle

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Author: A.P. Herbert
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,123 / 143 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 858
Added to site: 2011.07.15 30399

t, was that it was disappointingly small; but when he had lived under and upon it for a while, day by day, it seemed to grow in menace and in bulk, and ultimately became a hideous, overpowering monster, pervading all his life; so that it worked upon men's nerves, and almost everywhere in the Peninsula they were painfully conscious that every movement they made could be watched from somewhere on that massive hill.

But now the kitchens had come, and there was breakfast and viscous, milkless tea. We discovered that all around our seeming solitude the earth had been peopled with sleepers, who now emerged from their holes; there was a stir of washing and cooking and singing, and the smoke went up from the wood fires in the clear, cool air. D Company officers made their camp under an olive-tree, with a view over the blue water to Samothrace and Imbros, and now in the early cool, before the sun had gathered his noonday malignity, it was very pleasant. At seven o'clock the 'searching' began. A mile away, on th

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

This is a great book. Written just after World War I, It captures the horror of that war (especially Gallipoli) so freshly and acutely. It's not hard to read nor heavy-handed. Actually while I read it I could imagine this story appearing on Masterpiece Theatre.



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