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Old 03-19-2015, 08:41 AM
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For me it's collections of soldiers' contemporary accounts from the First World War, such as Tommy and The Soldiers' War. As well as providing real insight into the horrors they experienced, there are occasional glimpses of humanity at its finest with the care and compassion shown for others.

I remember there was a particular book I read in my teens (that I've sadly been unable to find again since borrowing) that collected diary entries, letters, and other accounts from German soldiers - I was struck by how closely they echoed the words of their British counterparts.
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