Synopses & Reviews
Illustrated with the original lino-cuts of William Kermode, this book draws upon Henry Williamson's own war experiences. The combination of the text and illustrations creates a vivid and unforgettable portrayal of the war machine. A starkly powerful novel of one man's experiences in the First World War, The Patriot's Progress captures the grim experiences of an ordinary man caught up in a conflict over which he has no control. John Bullock is a common soldier, fighting out of blind patriotism for a cause he does not understand, living through the bewilderment of his brutal initiation into army life, and finally facing the terrors of trench warfare on the battlefields of France.