An eye witness account
of Trench Warfare and the Christmas Truce in 1914
On August 5th 1914, Robert Hamilton left his young family behind in Devon to start a momentous six month journey through France and Belgium with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Captain Robert Hamilton's original diary has been reproduced, word for word, along with an informative commentary by Robert’s grandson, Andrew Hamilton and Great War enthusiast Alan Reed.
The authors have integrated into the text a wide
range of contemporary evidence, including the cartoons of Robert’s famous friend Bruce Bairnsfather, and a variety of original photographs. They have also recreated important episodes in his life, including a fascinating reconstruction of the Christmas Truce between the Warwicks and the Saxons in No Man’s Land.
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"In the Footsteps of Captain Hamilton"
30th May - 4th June 2011