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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:War & Military
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Tribute Series
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:21
  • eBook ISBN:9781939384058

They Called It Mametz

A Short Story of War

by Edward Fraser

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Overview
World War I The Battle of the Somme, 1916 When the 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, is ordered to cross No-Mans-Land one soldier questions the plan. Why send their best and brightest into the path of the enemy’s dreaded machine gun when it’s certain to lead his men to their deaths? Assured that the enemy’s weapon has been destroyed and the regiment will prevail, Simpson follows orders, but not before taking his men aside for one final meeting. The soldiers, young and brave, place their trust in Simpson, though Simpson is far from certain of the outcome. And once they go ‘over the top’ and enter No-Mans-Land the Devonshire Regiment discovers that their superiors were wrong - and they will suffer the consequences. They Called It Mametz is historical fiction drawn from the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Editorial note - Few stories reach out and call to be remembered. Even fewer tales are told in such a way that they linger in the mind of the reader. They Called It Mametz by Edward Fraser accomplishes both such feats. Travel back to that deadly battle during World War I – the Battle of the Somme - and witness the heroism of a those ‘plucky lads from Devonshire’. This story is inspired by those brave soldiers, their valour, and their sacrifice. They Called It Mametz is a 22 page short story in The Tribute Series published by Chamberton Publishing. It is a depiction of the Devonshire Regiment on the eve of the Battle of the Somme.
Description
World War I The Battle of the Somme, 1916 When the 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, is ordered to cross No-Mans-Land one soldier questions the plan. Why send their best and brightest into the path of the enemy’s dreaded machine gun when it’s certain to lead his men to their deaths? Assured that the enemy’s weapon has been destroyed and the regiment will prevail, Simpson follows orders, but not before taking his men aside for one final meeting. The soldiers, young and brave, place their trust in Simpson, though Simpson is far from certain of the outcome. And once they go ‘over the top’ and enter No-Mans-Land the Devonshire Regiment discovers that their superiors were wrong - and they will suffer the consequences. They Called It Mametz is historical fiction drawn from the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Editorial note - Few stories reach out and call to be remembered. Even fewer tales are told in such a way that they linger in the mind of the reader. They Called It Mametz by Edward Fraser accomplishes both such feats. Travel back to that deadly battle during World War I – the Battle of the Somme - and witness the heroism of a those ‘plucky lads from Devonshire’. This story is inspired by those brave soldiers, their valour, and their sacrifice. They Called It Mametz is a 22 page short story in The Tribute Series published by Chamberton Publishing. It is a depiction of the Devonshire Regiment on the eve of the Battle of the Somme.
About the author
Edward Fraser lives and writes in the wilds of Norfolk. He has completed one novel and six works of shorter fiction to date. His stories span a range of genres, but he always focuses his writing on people in extraordinary circumstances, with the ambition of shedding some light on the human condition. A graduate in Philosophy from King's College London (2010), he has been published in 'Philosophy Now' and he is the writer and co-host of the popular philosophical podcast 'The Thirst' . He is currently studying his Master's Degree in Modern British History at the University of East Anglia.
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