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PURCELL (Lt. V.W.W.S.) The Further Side of No-Man's Land. 1st Ed., viii+246pp. Dent. 1929  #55036
[HLMainPic] Served with 4th Green Howards, 50th Div., captured in Chemin-des-Dames offensive in 1918: a fictionalised account of experiences on active service & in captivity. "The scenes of Mr Purcell's book are the Aisne, at the moment of the great German offensive of 1918, & the German prison-camp to which that offensive brought him. Mr Purcell is on the side of the angels of patriotism & good temper, & his work is illuminated by very pleasant humour... The best story is that of the escape of two British officers from the lavatory of a Berlin railway station." - Falls. Uncommon & VG, with bookplate of Elizabeth von Arnim. See illustration on our website.   £45


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