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A poignant memoir of the effects of World War on a young New Zealander. Fit to rank alongside the classic All Quiet on the Western Front. The direct narrative and unemotional descriptions provide an authentic, moving picture.

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The Effects of War on Young Soldiers

If you want some background with which to discuss the effects of war on underage soldiers with a young person go to: www.tec.govt.nz/publications. In ‘Search’ enter ‘NZ at War, Boy Soldiers’ and you will find an article by Norman Bilbrough that draws on Mud Beneath My Boots.

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The 100th anniversaries of battles at the Somme, Messines and Passchendaele were acknowledged during 2016 and 2017. Mud Beneath My Boots covers these events in WWI. Although sold out in print form we are looking at an ebook release of Allan’s amazing book in the near future. If you leave an email address we can update you when ready.

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