One winter's morning, illustrator Barroux was walking down a street in Paris when he made an extraordinary discovery: the diary of a soldier in the First World War. Barroux rescued the diary from the rubbish heap, took the diary back to his studio and subsequently illustrated the soldier's words.
The result is a striking graphic novel adaptation of the soldier's moving and powerful account of war. The diary was discovered along with a medal and a song lyrics in the back of the diary that continue until 1917. But there is no name in the diary - the name on the cover has long faded. He remains the unknown soldier.
- Diary format
- Extensively illustrated throughout
- Could be read alongside Gary Crewe's Memorial and poetry of the First World War
- 96 pages
- recommended for mature readers
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