Six Weeks. The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World

The extraordinary story of British Junior Officers in the First World War, who led their men out of the trenches and faced a life expectancy of six weeks. Often just out of school, many junior officers went straight from the classroom to the most dangerous job in the world – that of a junior officer on the Western Front. Using first-hand accounts of their experiences, including poignant letters and diaries, Lewis-Stempel reveals what motivated these men and the crucial and inspirational role they played in the Great War.

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