The Unreturning Army: A Field-gunner in Flanders 1917-18 :: Huntly Gordon soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1967, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Maps (1); Chapter headpieces;
From the cover: Fifty years have passed since the guns blazed away in the ever-deepening mud of Passchendaele. But places like Ypres, the Marne and the Somme can never remain mere names in a chronicle of war. They are heavy with meaning as the setting for the near-destruction of a generation of men.
It is this aura of tragedy that makes Huntly Gordons book consisting mainly of his own letters, written home from the front so deeply evocative to read. The writer was a typical product of all that was best in his generation sensitive, intelligent, lacking all trace of pretence, and capable of detached, trenchant and reasoned judgment. In those beautiful August days which brought the golden summer of 1914 …
Introduction by: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the spine gently faded, and the price clipped. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (x) 133 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.
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