A POW's Memoir of the First World War: The Other Ordeal (The Legacy of the Great War) by Georges Connes
English | Sep. 4, 2004 | ISBN: 1859737889 | 138 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
This lyrical memoir offers a fresh look inside the trauma of war and captivity during the First World War, with resonance for today's world.
Georges Connes was a young literature graduate when he was drafted and served in the infamous and bloody battle of Verdun. A survivor, he was captured by the Germans in June 1916 and became a prisoner of war until his repatriation in January 1919. In the Second World War, he was active in the French Resistance, was arrested and detained, and ultimately went into hiding. After the war, he served as the interim mayor of Dijon before returning to his academic life as a professor of British and American literature.