Orders are Orders - A Manchester Pal on the Somme

Orders are Orders - A Manchester Pal on the Somme

Orders are Orders - A Manchester Pal on the Somme, from the account written in 1917 by Albert William Andrews (of the 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment)

Published by Neil Richardson in 1987, 50 pages. A4 size booklet (N4085P1)

From the introduction: On Saturday 8th July 1916, Albert William Andrews narrowly escaped being blown up by a German shell. Unaware of how badly the concussion had affected him, he rejoined his unit andf continued fighting until he was wounded again on 23rd July..... This account was written during his convalescence in 1917, and is based on a diary he carried with him on active service. It reflects his transformation from raw recruit to seasoned 'old un' and he also describes in detail and with a critical eye the hardships of the ordinary soldier in and out of the trenches. Sections include:

  • A proud tradition
  • Basic training - Belle Vue and Heaton Park
  • Belton Park, Grantham
  • Larkhill Camp, Salisbury Plain
  • First Weeks in France
  • On the March
  • Beaumetz
  • Coisy
  • Canaples
  • Christmas and New Year (1915/16)
  • Round about Bray
  • A German Attack
  • Casualties
  • A well earned rest
  • Back to Bray
  • On the move again
  • The battle of the Somme
  • The First of July
  • Trons Wood - Shellshocked
  • Guillemont - Wounded
  • Home at Last

The booklet is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs and maps

Condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is an old price printed on the front cover and a small price sticker on the rear side

Condition New