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A Soldier in Bedfordshire, 1941-1942: The Diary of Private Denis Argent, Royal Engineers

by Denis Argent
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Denis Argent, a professional journalist, joined the British Army in 1940 at the age of 23. He was then already writing for Mass-Observation, the innovative social research organization founded in 1937, and during most of his first two years in uniform - he was billeted in Bedfordshire in 1941-42 - he kept a remarkably detailed and probing diary. He wrote of street life and