Men, Women and Guns

SAPPER (1888 - 1937)

World War I stories, as told through the eyes of someone who was there, but leavened with humour and an eye for the ridiculous side of human nature. This is a collection of McNeile's early short stories, drawing on his experiences with the Royal Engineers Corps. These are the memoirs which describe the experiences that made him who he was, and gave him his famous name "Sapper". The first half is made up of separate stories, the second half is selected accounts from the life of "Jim Denver" in Ypres and France. (summary by Beth Thomas)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prologue Beth Thomas
00:11:06
Play 01 Part 1, Chapter 1 - The Motor Gun NoelBadrian
00:38:29
Play 02 Part 1, Chapter 2 - Private Meyrick - Company Idiot wish2bflying
00:35:31
Play 03 Part 1, Chapter 3 - Spud Trevor of the Red Hussars wish2bflying
00:30:12
Play 04 Part 1, Chapter 4 - The Fatal Second Denise Nordell
00:25:19
Play 05 Part 1, Chapter 5 - Jim Brent's V.C Peter John Keeble
00:40:47
Play 06 Part 1, Chapter 6 - Retribution John Burlinson
00:52:20
Play 07 Part 1, Chapter 7 - The Death Grip Dorothy Godfrey-Smith
00:48:31
Play 08 Part 1, Chapter 8 - James Henry Dorothy Godfrey-Smith
00:42:53
Play 09 Part 2, Chapter 1 - The Grey House Beth Thomas
00:06:46
Play 10 Part 2, Chapter 2 - The Women and the Men Beth Thomas
00:08:16
Play 11 Part 2, Chapter 3 - The Woman and the Man Beth Thomas
00:07:44
Play 12 Part 2, Chapter 4 - "The Regiment" Beth Thomas
00:09:04
Play 13 Part 2, Chapter 5 - The Contrast Beth Thomas
00:06:26
Play 14 Part 2, Chapter 6 - Black, White and Grey Beth Thomas
00:17:31
Play 15 Part 2, Chapter 7 - Archie and Others fzarate
00:05:08
Play 16 Part 2, Chapter 8 - On the Staff Beth Thomas
00:10:10
Play 17 Part 2, Chapter 9 - No Answer Beth Thomas
00:07:00
Play 18 Part 2, Chapter 10 (The Madness) and Chapter 11 (The Grey House Again) Beth Thomas
00:09:15