Gallery Solace - I was there
Gallery Solace - The Great War 1914-1918
Human nature being what it is, we often find that those who do the things worth doing prefer to say little about it, either at the time or afterward.
Below we publish the understated experiences of those who fought in the Great War in their own words we get a glimpse of history told by those who made that history.
The distinguished poet and author saw active service with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and was awarded the Military Cross for Gallantry. Here he describes with the great mastery of English prose a trench relief and lone patrol at the period of the battle of Arras.
No better description of the work of a fighting squadron in France has ever been written than the following chapter by Mr Cecil Lewis.  His lucid account of aerial fighting is made the more dramatic in that the patrol which he describes was the last undertaken by the famous V.C., Capt. Ball. This distinguished pilot met his death on May 7, 1917