Grandad's War - The First World War Diary of Horace Reginald Stanley
Grandad's War - The First World War Diary of Horace Reginald Stanley. The young Horace Stanley had joined the Cambridgeshire Regiment before the First World War. By the time this territorial unit arrived on the battlefield, he was a sergeant in B company, 6 platoon.
He went to war with his military equipment but also with a sharp mind, a notebook and most remarkable of all, a camera amongst his kit. He fought with distinction at the second battle of Ypres and when invalided out, managed to find a way to re-enlist with the Army Ordnance Corps. This illustrated diary, with its introduction and background information, is another important contribution to the understanding of that extraordinary and deeply moving time. Support material for the book can be found on the 'Support and Resources' section of this web site.