Nothing of Importance: A Record of Eight Months at the Front


Nothing of Importance is a record of the personal experience of Bernard Adams during eight months on the Western Front. Adams narrates his story without sensationalism and strives to be as truthful as possible. He does not attempt to be a military historian discussing the major offensives of the war, but concentrates on the day to day existence of life in the trenches. Here are detailed accounts of how it felt to go out on patrol, to participate in a working party, and the art of sniping. The mood of the book begins with near excitement at the prospect of an adventure but this mood gradually ebbs away as the terrible side of war is experienced. The book was published in 1917. Tragically Adams did not live to see its publication as he died of wounds in February of that year.

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Nothing of Importance: A Record of Eight Months at the Front
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Bernard Adams
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