Somme Mud audio book
E P F Lynch, edited by Will Davies
The war experiences of an Australian infantryman in France 1916-1919. 'It's the end of the 1916 winter and the conditions are almost unbelievable. We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and some of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying.' Private Edward Lynch enlisted in the army at eighteen years of age with no idea of the harsh realities of the Somme trenches. Perhaps in the hope of coming to terms with all that he had witnessed, Private Lynch kept a diary which, many years later, was passed on to Will Davies who edited the entries to create Somme Mud. It is a vivid and harrowing account of a young man trapped in the horrors of war. The language used in this Audio book is unaltered and may contain politically incorrect words and racial descriptions. Read by Stephen Pease. Duration 12 hours 30 minutes on 10 CDs.