- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Diggory Press (January 12, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846850460
- ISBN-13: 978-1846850462
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,917,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adventures of a Motorcycle Despatch Rider During the First World War Paperback – January 12, 2006
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He's by turns wry, witty, unflinchingly honest, and quietly brave. "It is a diabolical joke of the Comic imps to put fog upon a greasy road for the confusion of a despatch rider." I enjoyed getting to know him through what he chose to write about, and, while the geography was sometimes hard to keep track of, I learned a lot about the day-to-day life of an ordinary guy in the War.
For me, being interested both in the First World War and motorcycles the book is fairly interesting. Even though the book doesn't mention much about the motorcycles themselves, the author tells the story in a way that you can imagine yourself in his position and picture the chaos and conditions on the battlefields of the First World War.
As some other reviewers have mentioned, the author makes a lot of referenced to town names and geographies in France which gets a little boring at times.
Read this book when you are awake and not when you are sleepy: while it will certainly keep you entertained, it will not keep you awake.
As a side note, naturally the author uses a lot of older British terms, quite a few of them military related. The Kindle dictionary does a wonderful job of good definitions for most of these words.
A very good read both tragic and funny, an incite to the soldiers and support staff in this conflict.
We hear of the soldiers and the airmen but of the men who were the messengers that helped to try and keep it instep then this is the book for you.
Its a necessary addition to any WW1 collection.