RETREAT FROM DEATH.

London, Hutchinson & Co., [1936]. Dark grey cloth with printed title to spine. Not dated, but the publisher's catalogue at the rear is dated Spring 1936. 'This intensely realistic war novel based on actual experiences [...] describes in brutally frank language the horror and the heroism, the hardship and endurance, the cruelty and the coarseness if war [...]. At the time of the March Retreat in 1918 [...] the author was only eighteen years of age [and his book provides] an unforgettable picture of a battalion in retreat; a battalion alone, lost, abandoned; tested beyond the limits of human endurance, yet holding out to the end'. The spine a little faded. Edges spotted. Internally clean and generally a good copy of an unusual item. pp. 480. Item #26686

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