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DELAMAIN (Frank) Ed. Going Across, or With the 9th Welch in the Butterfly Division: Being Extracts from the War Letters & Diary of Lieut. M. St. Helier Evans. 1st Ed., 228pp., portrait frontis., fldg. oblique aerial photo. (of Hollebeke Chateau &c., June 1917). VG in dw. Newport, Mon: R.H. Johns Ltd. 1952  #59314
[HLMainPic] Rare & acclaimed memoirs of Lt. F.M. St H. Evans, who was commissioned in 1914 & served with the 9th (S) Bn. Welch Regt. in the 19th (Western) Division on the Western Front, 1915 (when wounded) & 1916-18. The earliest letters having been lost, those included in this book commence in April 1916 & continue until he was taken PoW at the Chemin-des-Dames on 30/5/1918. They contain lengthy, interesting & detailed letters throughout his second stint of active service including Mametz Wood in July 1916, Messines & 3rd Ypres 1917 &c. Orig. red cloth, silver gilt to sp., VG in sl. chipped & attractive pictorial dw. See illustration on our website.   £165




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