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Over the Top

Arthur Empey

00:00(1/16) 01: Dedication, Foreword, and Glossary 100:00
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1. 01: Dedication, Foreword, and Glossary 1
2. 02: Glossary Part 2
3. 03: Ch. 1 – From Mufti to Khaki; Ch. 2 – Blighty to Reat Billets
4. 04: Ch. 3 – I Go to Church; Ch. 4 – Into the Trench
5. 05: Ch. 5 – Mud, Rats, and Shells; Ch. 6 – Back of the Line
6. 06: Ch. 7 – Rations; Ch. 8 – The Little Wooden Cross
7. 07: Ch. 9 – Suicide Annex; Ch. 10 – The Day’s Work
8. 08: Ch. 11 – Over the Top; Ch. 12 – Bombing
9. 09: Ch. 13 – My First Official Bath; Ch. 14 – Picks and Shovels
10. 10: Ch. 15 – Listening Post; Ch. 16 – Battery D238
11. 11: Ch. 17 – Out in Front; Ch. 18 – Staged Under Fire 19 – On His Own
12. 12: Ch. 20 – Chats With Fritz; Ch. 21 – About Turn
13. 13: Ch. 22 – Punishments & Machine-gun Stunts; Ch. 23 – Gas Attacks & Spies
14. 14: Ch. 24 – The Firing Squad
15. 15: Ch. 25 – Preparing for the Big Push; Ch. 26 – All Quiet ? On the Western Front
16. 16: Ch. 27 – Blighty

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Summary

Arthur Guy Empey was an American who responded to the sinking of the Lusitania by enlisting with the British Army to fight in France. His experiences in the trenches, including his ultimate wounding and convalescence, became this book. When published in 1917, it was a major hit and helped the recruiting effort when America entered the Great War.If you’ve heard of the horror of trench warfare in WWI and want to see it from below dirt level, Empey offers it all here.Also included is Empey’s popular “Tommy’s Dictionary of the Trenches” which humorously demistifies the slang used by the British soldier.

Reviews

josh

- over the top

love it love it

josh

- over the top

this book is a wonderful book weather you are intrested in WW1 or not

Dave Daly

- Over the Top

Very Good. Except. Ibelive it is watered down with regard to training, etc.. This to not put off the 'Yanks' the he is trying to atract to the Allied cause.

Andy

- Over the top

Very well read, indeed! I enjoyed listening to it a lot.

John Hansen

- Fascinating! Well written and well read.

A must read if WWI is one of your interests.

mk

- Over the Top

A fascinating and at times harrowing account of one American's experience as a First World War Tommy. An incredible illustration of social history.