Sunlight and Blue Shadow
1916-1919 - A soldier writes from
Selected and edited by Wendy Henningsson
First book edition published 2001
ISBN 91-631-0957-3 - out of
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'What it is really like on a really hot day. What it
is like when it really rains.
The Palm trees, the great rivers, bridges over a mile long,
the people one meets in the Bazaar...
What a lot I could tell you'
Four years as a soldier in India proved to be a trial of
endurance for Private Edgar Phillips of the 25th London
His letters home to his family, which form the basis of this
book, tell of the hardships caused by the climate, tropical
fevers, marches and manoeuvres and - not least -
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for First World War Studies, University of Birmingham here
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