The Amateur Army

The Amateur Army (The World At War)

  • Patrick MacGill (24 December 1889 – November 1963) was an Irish journalist, poet and novelist, known as “The Navvy Poet” because he had worked as a navvy before he began writing. This work is a collection of essays describing an Irish enlisted man’s experience of the training leading up to his departure to fight in the first world war. (Excerpt from Goodreads)



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