By Emilio Lussu,Mark Thompson,Gregory Conti
For Lussu, June 1916 to July 1917 used to be a yr of continuing attacks on impregnable trenches, absurd missions concocted through commanders filled with patriotic rhetoric and self-esteem yet missing in tactical ability, and episodes frequently tragic and occasionally ugly, the place the incompetence of his personal aspect used to be as harmful because the assaults waged through the enemy. a unprecedented firsthand account of the Italian entrance, Lussu's memoir succeeds in staging a fierce indictment of the futility of battle in a dry, usually ironic type that units his story completely except the Western entrance of Remarque and provides an astonishingly sleek voice to the literature of the nice War.
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A Soldier on the Southern Front: The Classic Italian Memoir of World War 1 by Emilio Lussu,Mark Thompson,Gregory Conti