Valour in the Trenches
Valour In The Trenches
Alfred Pollard (Bombo), winner of two Military Crosses, a Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Victoria Cross was arguably one of the best raning soldier in the Great War. This book documents his rise from a raw recruit with the Honorable Artillery Company (HAC) to becoming one of the most decorated soldiers in Army history and earning himself a battlefield commission along the way. Fearless, despite being wounded several times, he survived the war and wrote a number of books on his own experiences. A natural soldier, he looked forward to going into action and these experiences are well documented. A good read and not one I could put down easily. Sometimes it felt as if you were there alongside him.