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The Resource Despatch rider on the Western Front 1915-18 : the diary of Sergeant Albert Simpkin MM, introduced and abridged by David Venner

Despatch rider on the Western Front 1915-18 : the diary of Sergeant Albert Simpkin MM, introduced and abridged by David Venner

Label
Despatch rider on the Western Front 1915-18 : the diary of Sergeant Albert Simpkin MM
Title
Despatch rider on the Western Front 1915-18
Title remainder
the diary of Sergeant Albert Simpkin MM
Statement of responsibility
introduced and abridged by David Venner
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The book is skilfully abridged version of the diary of a First World War motorcycle despatch rider, Sergeant Albert Simpkin, who was attached to the HQ 37th Division. The diary entries, and some longer descriptions of the main actions of the Division, provide a fascinating record of the life of a despatch rider on the Western Front; one day dodging shell holes and ammunition limbers to take his despatches to the front, the next observing the quaint but often courageous lives of the local populace. Throughout the diary are colourful and amusing anecdotes about his fellow soldiers, and critical
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
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Simpkin, Albert
Dewey number
940.4144092
Index
no index present
LC call number
D640
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Venner, David G.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simpkin, Albert
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Motorcyclists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Military campaigns
  • Motorcyclists
  • Western Front (World War (1914-1918))
Label
Despatch rider on the Western Front 1915-18 : the diary of Sergeant Albert Simpkin MM, introduced and abridged by David Venner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Dedication Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Map: The Western Front in Outline 1914-18; Acknowledgements; Introduction by David Venner; Itinerary; Abbreviations; Preface by Albert Simpkin, MM; The Diary; chapter 1: August 1914: Joining up; chapter 2: December 1914: Training; chapter 3: July 1915 -- June 1916; Narrative One: The Battle of the Somme; chapter 4: July -- November 1916; Narrative Two: The Battle of the Ancre; chapter 5: November 1916 -- April 1917; Map: Arras sector, April 1917; Narrative Three: The Battle of Arras and the taking of Monchy le Preux
  • Chapter 6: April -- July 1917Narrative Four: The Third Battle of Ypres; chapter 7: August 1917 -- April 1918; Narrative Five: The German Spring Offensive; chapter 8: April -- August 1918; Narrative Six: The Final Allied Offensive; chapter 9: September -- November 1918; Untitled; Narrative Seven: The Armistice; chapter 10: November 1918 -- February 1919; Index
Control code
909904181
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473859678
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0507da12-ebf4-48e0-8150-3da37f5c6d88
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909904181
Label
Despatch rider on the Western Front 1915-18 : the diary of Sergeant Albert Simpkin MM, introduced and abridged by David Venner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Dedication Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Map: The Western Front in Outline 1914-18; Acknowledgements; Introduction by David Venner; Itinerary; Abbreviations; Preface by Albert Simpkin, MM; The Diary; chapter 1: August 1914: Joining up; chapter 2: December 1914: Training; chapter 3: July 1915 -- June 1916; Narrative One: The Battle of the Somme; chapter 4: July -- November 1916; Narrative Two: The Battle of the Ancre; chapter 5: November 1916 -- April 1917; Map: Arras sector, April 1917; Narrative Three: The Battle of Arras and the taking of Monchy le Preux
  • Chapter 6: April -- July 1917Narrative Four: The Third Battle of Ypres; chapter 7: August 1917 -- April 1918; Narrative Five: The German Spring Offensive; chapter 8: April -- August 1918; Narrative Six: The Final Allied Offensive; chapter 9: September -- November 1918; Untitled; Narrative Seven: The Armistice; chapter 10: November 1918 -- February 1919; Index
Control code
909904181
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473859678
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0507da12-ebf4-48e0-8150-3da37f5c6d88
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909904181

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