1st ed., 1969. Xv + 113 pp., frontis., + 48 photo-plates + 3 maps, 1 of which is fldg. D.j., 23 x 15cm. V.G.+. This is a book about the First World War as seen through the eyes of a working man who became an amateur soldier in 1914, who joined as a private for a continental holiday and ended the war as an officer and a professional soldier. The authors endeavour to show what effect such horror had upon the soldiers and civilians caught up in the struggle, both physically and mentally. Illustrated with forty-nine photograph plates and three maps, one of which is folding, this book is a personal history of the Great War into which nations were inexorably drawn to help achieve their own ends.