“A vintage. Lucy enlisted, along with his brother within the RIR 1912, second Bn. in France & supplies a truly advantageous account of the 1914-1915 crusade. His brother used to be killed on the Aisne & Lucy used to be finally despatched domestic for a leisure: “My leave... was once a nightmare. My sleep used to be damaged & packed with voices & the noises of warfare. The voices have been these of officials & males who have been dead... One morning used to be chanced on status up in mattress dealing with a wall able to repel an imaginary sunrise attack.” Lucy was once commissioned, again to his bn. and fought at third Ypres & Cambrai until eventually wounded.
John Lucy, an Irishman from Cork, enlisted in an Ulster regiment, The Royal Irish Rifles, along with his more youthful brother in January 1912, and after six months on the Depot they joined the second Bn in Dover. for this reason they moved to Tidworth the place the battalion was once on four August 1914, in seventh Bde third department; ten days later they have been in France. There persist with fabulous bills of Mons, Le Cateau and the retreat to the Marne, the flip of the tide and the conflict of the Aisne the place his brother was once killed. The battalion used to be focused on determined struggling with in entrance of Neuve Chapelle in October 1914, wasting 181 killed in 4 days and almost ceasing to exist, decreased to 2 officials and forty six males. mentioned to energy it suffered an identical destiny in the beginning Ypres. it is a awesome e-book, the most effective written via a ‘ranker’, the entire greater for being one of many only a few to explain these early battles of 1914. As a critic wrote in 1938, ‘it is well the simplest [war booklet] written via an Irishman’ - arguably nonetheless actual. a good bonus is the outline of existence within the ranks in that lengthy in the past previous to the nice War.”-Print ed.
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