A Passionate Prodigality

A Passionate Prodigality Following the declaration of war in Chapman joined the Royal Fusiliers as an adjutant and was sent to the Western Front in August Chapman survived the Battle of Arras in but was badly

  • Title: A Passionate Prodigality
  • Author: Guy Chapman
  • ISBN: 9780907675426
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Following the declaration of war in 1914, Chapman joined the Royal Fusiliers as an adjutant and was sent to the Western Front in August 1915.Chapman survived the Battle of Arras in 1917 but was badly affected by a mustard gas attack Following treatment for this he returned to the Western Front, remaining until the armistice was signed on 11 November 1918.

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    • Chapman wrote a very matter-of-fact, very laconic account of his service during the Great War.This book is often used by some WWI-hobbyists to prove that things weren't half-bad, that a lot was boredom, or marching to-and-fro, that the pacifists and oxbridge-veterans-turned-pacifists along with the liberals and lefties of the 1960s have it quite wrong.I can't say I am convinced. No, not at all.Chapman has a writing style as dry and stiff-lipped as tinder. If one is willing to overlook certain ex [...]


    • This is the fourth World War One memoir I've read recently, and the third from the Western Front. Once again, I am left stunned on finishing the book and I am not sure what I could write that would do the book justice. Nevertheless, I am saddened that there is only one review on so I thought I might try and write something.First of all what I didn’t like. I disliked the frequent classical and literary allusions and the occasional French was sometimes a little beyond my easy comprehension. The [...]


    • Justifiably considered a WW1 classic. I'll start with the negatives. There is a fair bit of jargon and acronyms so it helps if you're familiar with British army terms of the time. He doesn't really tell you much about his companions, or at least not enough for you to care when they are killed or mutilated. It's pretty dry and stiff upper lip and the reader has to sometimes pause and enlist their imagination to appreciate the full horror of what is being described, e.g. soldiers bedding down amon [...]


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