Frithville to Fricourt and Back - My Father's Journey through the First World War, by George A. Bell

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Frithville to Fricourt and Back - My Father's Journey through the First World War, by George A. Bell
Frithville to Fricourt and Back - My Father's Journey through the First World War, by George A. Bell

Published by GB Publications in 2014, 44 pages. Paperback (N6431X1)

In this short book, the author presents a fascinating brief account of his father's experiences during the First World War, when he served in the 8th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment.

From the rear side cover: Frithville to Fricourt and back tells the story of one private soldier from family records, letters, diaries, official histories, battlefield visits and a few remembered tales from the man himself. There must be something extraordinary about anyone who enlisted in 1914 and saw action in 'all the major campaigns on the western front and yet this is an account that shows this war in the context of very ordinary rural family life that would have been familiar to thousands of others.

George Bell was born in Boston, Lincolnshire in the 1920s and still lives in the area. Save for his own period of military service in World War II, he has lived locally - working for many years in partnership with his father. Whilst his father spoke little of his 1914-1919 service, George has pieced the story together from what was said together with a cameo collection of memorabilia he and the wider family have been fortunate to have.


The book is illustrated throughout with several photographs, drawings and maps.

Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover.
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