The Diary of a Dead Officer

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Arthur Graeme West

Narrated By: Ruth Golding

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2015

Duration: 3 hours 44 minutes


Published posthumously in 1919, this collection of diary entries presents a scathing picture of army life and is said to be one of the most vivid accounts of daily life in the trenches. It chronicles West's increasing disillusion with war and his move toward pacifist and atheist beliefs. The final part consists of his powerful war poems, including God, How I Hate You, You Young Cheerful Men, and Night Patrol. West was killed by a sniper in 1917. In view of some of his poems, one wonders if death was not unwelcome. (Introduction adapted from Wikipedia by Ruth Golding)


Diary of a Dead Officer

by Arthur Graeme West

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Diary of a Dead Officer, Arthur Graeme West