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EDMONDS (Charles) [Pseud. of CARRINGTON (Charles)] A Subaltern's War: Being a Memoir of the Great War from the point of view of a Romantic young Man, with candid accounts of two particular battles, written shortly after they occurred, & an Essay on Militarism. 3rd Imp., 224pp., 8 plates, 2 maps. VG in somewhat worn dw. Davies. 1929  #55047
[HLMainPic] One of the classic Western Front memoirs: with 1/5th Warwicks inc. Somme 1916 & 3rd Battle of Ypres, to which Falls awarded two stars, noting that: "The writer... has accomplished a great deal in this fine book... he has blown to smithereens the pretence, which was being elaborately built up by entirely worthy anti-war propagandists, that the soldier had no resource than to whine & curse beneath the weight of his dangers, sufferings & discomforts... he shows that ordinary men endured it without becoming the shambling, woebegone spectres so often depicted... Mr Edmonds lets us see how & why the real men were victorious against the best." Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & very rare in dw (this with a little loss at head & foot of sp., but nice copy.) See illustration on our website.   £120


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