Arthur Stockwell, Ilfracombe, 1st ed., 1977. 284 pp., photo-plates + e.p., maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Some foxing to d.j., + edges o/w V.G.+. This narrative is based on the letters, to and from home, of a young infantry officer in The 1/4th East Yorks, who survived an exceptional length of service starting from the time when his battalion, four days after landing in France, went into action in April 1915 in the second battle of Ypres, and then, after recovery from wounds, for two and a quarter years, including the ten-day 50 miles retreat from St. Quentin, ending in capture at the River Lys. It depicts the daily and nightly life of the Poor Bloody Infantry, in battle and at rest, as well as life as a prisoner and the people at home.