THE WAR DIARY OF THE MASTER OF BELHAVEN 1914 ' 1918.

Hamilton, Lieutenant Colonel The Hon. Ralph G. A.


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Wharncliffe Publishing, Barnsley, rep., 1990. 472 pp., photo-frontis., + maps & plans. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. The author, 'The Master of Belhaven', had been both a Guardsman and a cavalryman but it was mainly as a gunner that he fought until his death. He was killed in action while commanding an artillery brigade during the great German offensive of March 1918. Behind him lay an extraordinary career of service on the Western Front, almost from the war's beginning in August 1914 and among his effects was the text of this diary, one of the most remarkable detailed accounts of an officer's life in the Great War.


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