Herman Cyril McNeile MC (1888-1937) was a British author, who published under the pen name Sapper. He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1907 and was sent to France in 1914 when World War I broke out. McNeile saw action at both the First and the Second Battle of Ypres. He displayed considerable bravery, was awarded the Military Cross and was mentioned in dispatchHerman Cyril McNeile MC (1888-1937) was a British author, who published under the pen name Sapper. He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1907 and was sent to France in 1914 when World War I broke out. McNeile saw action at both the First and the Second Battle of Ypres. He displayed considerable bravery, was awarded the Military Cross and was mentioned in dispatches. His first known published works were a series of short war stories based on his own experiences, published under the name Sapper in the Daily Mail newspaper. These stories were immediately successful and later sold over 200,000 copies within a year when republished in book-form. He was one of the most successful British popular authors of the Interwar period. In 1919, McNeile resigned from the army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and became a full-time author, publishing his first novel, Mufti, in that year. He is mainly remembered as the author of the ten Bulldog Drummond books the first of which was published in 1920. These brought him public recognition and considerable financial success....
|Title||:||No Man's Land|
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No Man's Land Reviews
This book is amazing - from horrific description of the western front to a nice crime yarn and some fantastic humour - this must be the only author to make the reader laugh aloud while reading about World War One.
This is why thriller author H. C. McNeile, creator of Bulldog Drummond wrote under the name of "Sapper" he originally gained fame writing of and during the first world war, drawing on his own experiences in the trenches. This is "Sapper's" fourth collection of such stories. The book is not just a straightforward collection of short stories, there are also atmospheric pieces and pieces of opinion. Some of the stories are typically "Sapper" and largely comic, the colonel falling down a hole, in "The man-trap" for instance. others such as "Morphia" sentimental if effective and rather more than perhaps I expected from "Sapper." There is one fairly long almost novella length piece in the part of the book he calls Seed time, the piece published elsewhere as Shorty Bill. The book is a good example of the sort of material seen fit for home consumption during the war, the horrors of trench life are largely glossed over, there's plenty of anti-German propaganda, lots of talk of doing the right thing, ultimately this is a view of how the war was seen at the time, and as such is well worth reading.
Great WW 1 stories about the front line soldiermore focus on the individuals than overall strategy. what the things are like for the soldiers in the trenches. About how terrifying they could be and how long stretches of boredom punctuated by moments of terror could break any man after a while
In which I learned that real men don't sell Lisle stockings and lingerie for a living...McNeile was a dab hand at lively dialogue but I'm afraid that the patriotic digressions and the maudlin passages sank the book.
The collection of of short stories about World War One by Sapper.