Covenant With Death

Covenant With Death

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They joined for their country. They fought for each other. When war breaks out in 1914, Mark Fenner and his Sheffield friends immediately flock to Kitchener's call. Amid waving flags and boozy celebration, the three men - Fen, his best friend Locky and self-assured Frank, rival for the woman Fen loves - enlist as volunteers to take on the Germans and win glory. Through ramshackle training in sodden England and a stint in arid Egypt, rebellious but brave Fen proves himself to be a natural leader, only undermined by on-going friction with Frank. Headed by terse, tough Sergeant Major Bold, this group of young men form steel-strong bonds, and yearn to face the great adventure of the Western Front. Then, on one summer's day in 1916, Fen and his band of brothers are sent to the Somme, and this very ordinary hero discovers what it means to fight for your life. Stirringly told from the down-to-earth view of everyday soldiers, Covenant with Death is acclaimed as one of the greatest novels about war ever written. Now with a new foreword by Louis de Bernieres, author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
Publisher: London : Sphere, 2014
ISBN: 9780751557121
0751557129
Characteristics: 505 pages ; 20 cm

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FairhavenLibe
Aug 05, 2017

I hope those lucky to discover this book will agree it is one of the best books, fiction or non-fiction, describing the lives and deaths of the soldiers fighting in France during WWI. Simply written, yet profoundly moving. I could not put it down, and will not soon forget it.

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