Hoover Acquires the Diaries of WWI Sniper Jack Beadle

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Gerald "Jack" Beadle
Gerald "Jack" Beadle

Hoover has acquired the diaries of Gerald "Jack" Beadle, a British-born WWI soldier who, after spending his youth in America, served as a sniper at Gallipoli and as an infantryman in the Middle East under the infamously harsh commander George Younghusband, and who oversaw camel transport in Mesopotamia. A spirited writer and lover of adventure, Beadle documented his varied experiences of the war with illuminating details and insightful commentary.