Graphic account of battles of Great War published
A graphic account of a gunner officer’s experiences in the First World War will be launched at 12.00 on July 1 in the gallery of the Northern Ireland War Memorial, 21 Talbot Street, Belfast.
The account of the war is drawn from the diary and letters home of Lieutenant Colonel Claud Potter, who fought in every major battle and served with the 36th (Ulster) Division. The story has been written by his son, Major John Potter.
The book is illustrated by sketch maps of the front line and the location of the batteries of guns. Photographs depict the battlefield, then and now.
Commenting on the book, Colonel John Steele, President of the Royal Artillery Association in Northern Ireland, said “In his diary entries and letters, Potter holds nothing back, which helps to explain why they are so vivid and immediate.”
The book costs £15 and may be obtained from leading booksellers, the War Memorial gallery or by cheque (£17 to cover postage) to Kerry Sinnerton at NIWM, 21 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LD.