The Gunner (Alford Saga, #6)



The Gunner (Alford Saga, #6) Eric Alford s safe and romantic life on the peaceful Gaspe Coast is shattered by his decision to follow his elder brother John the Pilgrim and The Chaplain into the 1914 18 cataclysm of death and destruction known as the Great War for Civilisation By his thundering Howitzer, Gunner Alford assaults the Hun through every major Canadian battle of WWI Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Hill 70, The Somme, and The Hundred Days that ended the conflict A developing romance with a lovely Londoner is cut short by a German shell Evacuated to a Rouen field hospital, he is surrounded by hellish wounds blindness, amputations, and gas inflicted horrors Finally, back in Blighty among other shell shock victims, he recovers and returns to his Gaspe home, bereft of his London love and changed forever. Free Read The Gunner (Alford Saga, #6) by Paul Almond For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • The Gunner (Alford Saga, #6)
  • Paul Almond
  • English
  • 26 November 2017
  • 0889955123

10 thoughts on “The Gunner (Alford Saga, #6)

  1. Sverre says:

    Historical war novel permeated by stark realism This is the sixth book in the Alford Saga, and the second to relate to war The fifth book dealt with the Boer War and this one with the First World War The narrator is Eric Alford, the grandson of James Alford who jumped ship and made a home in the wilds of the Gasp in the first novel The Deserter All of the books are partially based on the experiences of the author s own ancestors Almond s father was named Eric Alford and he fought i Historical war novel permeated by stark realism This is the sixth book in the Alford Saga, and the second to relate to war The fifth book dealt with the Boer War and this one with the First World War The narrator is Eric Alford, the grandson of James Alford who jumped ship and made a home in the wilds of the Gasp in the first novel The Deserter All of the books are partially based on the experiences of the author s own ancestors Almond s father was named Eric Alford and he fought in the battles described Twobooks will complete the eight volume series.Almond read over a hundred books and consulted numerous historians to write this book The result shows He says it was the most difficult of the eight books to write He needed to get the details correct about the artillery and guns, the procedures and the conditions the soldiers were faced with It should be said that this is not a book for the squeamish All the horrors of the injure...

  2. Melinda says:

    I received a free copy through Goodreads Canadian history come to life This is the first book in the Alford Saga that I have read and wow, history has never beenfascinating andapproachable than this We get to see the horrors, every day routine and whatever Eric Alford experiences on the front line We see history come to life, of the famous and infamous battles, from Vimy Ridge to Passchendaele to other sites we have studie...

  3. Noelle Walsh says:

    This book was incredibly good The sensitivity of Eric Alford made him feel all thereal to me One can t help but be drawn into the story thanks to him This story is full of bravery, compassion and wonderful characters and worth picking up won on GoodReads First Reads

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