Diary of the Great War
A Bristol actor has recorded extracts from his grandfather's World War I diary, to coincide with Remembrance Sunday - and you can listen to it here on bbc.co.uk/bristol
Cameron Stewart's grandfather, Alexander, fought in the Battle Of The Somme between July and November 1916 where there were more than a million casualties.
Alexander Steward left three copies of his own personal and graphic account of the war, which he'd called The Experiences of a Very Unimportant Officer in France and Flanders During 1916 -1917.
Until now the diaries have only been read by members of the family and close friends, but his grandson has now transformed the accounts into an e-book, bringing Alexander's thoughts and reflection of the war to a wider audience.
This account brings to life the reality and horror of what happened to him in those war-torn fields and the loss of life at Mametz Wood.
The audio diaries were featured on BBC Radio Bristol's Breakfast show with Richard Wyatt.
last updated: 03/04/2008 at 08:52