A SUBALTERN ON THE SOMME IN 1916.

Mark VII (Max Ploughman).


£75.00




J. M. Dent & Sons, 1st ed., 1927. Ix + 241 pp. Original black cloth with red dec., to front cover & red title to spine ; 19 x 13cm. Some light blemishes & a tiny chip to covers but contents very clean and o/w V.G. This is a famous account of service on The Somme in 1916 with the 10th West Yorks by the British writer Max Plowman, 1883 – 1941. The author, who wrote this memoir under a pseudonym, suffered shell shock during the appalling battle, which is vividly described in this book, and he was invalided back to Britain. He became a conscientious objector in 1918 and subsequently a leading British pacifist. SCARCE First Edition.


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