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Letters from France, 1915-1918

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The dust jacket is in very good condition, with minimal edgewear. The front and back endpapers have both had some tearing of the top level of paper (see 2nd and 3rd pictures), but this is cosmetic and does not affect the integrity of the book. There is a little foxing on the page edges, but the book is internally in very good condition. The book contains the original errata slip.

Lancelot Dykes Spicer was an undergraduate at Cambridge when the Great War began. he volunteered at once for the Army and within a few weeks received a commission in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He was drafted to France in August 1915, and almost immediately went into action at the Battle of Loos, which he described as a 'fiasco'. He was wounded in September 1916 and then spent six months in England, but otherwise went right through the war in Flanders until the Armistice. He rose to the rank of Brigade Major, and was awarded the D.S.O., M.C. and Bar. These letters, which he wrote to his mother from the front, describe with wry humour and modest courage the domestic difficulties and dangers of trench life: they also tell of the writer's experiences in some of the great battles, notably the Somme. It is not only historians who will appreciate this brave and cheerful but quietly moving book.

Item details

Author(s):
Lancelot Dykes Spicer
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 x 22 x 1.5 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0950635707
ISBN-13:
9780950635705
Number of pages:
131
Publisher:
Robert York
Title:
Letters from France, 1915-1918

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The dust jacket is in very good condition, with minimal edgewear. The front and back endpapers have both had some tearing of the top level of paper (see 2nd and 3rd pictures), but this is cosmetic and does not affect the integrity of the book. There is a little foxing on the page edges, but the book is internally in very good condition. The book contains the original errata slip.

Lancelot Dykes Spicer was an undergraduate at Cambridge when the Great War began. he volunteered at once for the Army and within a few weeks received a commission in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He was drafted to France in August 1915, and almost immediately went into action at the Battle of Loos, which he described as a 'fiasco'. He was wounded in September 1916 and then spent six months in England, but otherwise went right through the war in Flanders until the Armistice. He rose to the rank of Brigade Major, and was awarded the D.S.O., M.C. and Bar. These letters, which he wrote to his mother from the front, describe with wry humour and modest courage the domestic difficulties and dangers of trench life: they also tell of the writer's experiences in some of the great battles, notably the Somme. It is not only historians who will appreciate this brave and cheerful but quietly moving book.

Author(s):
Lancelot Dykes Spicer
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 x 22 x 1.5 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0950635707
ISBN-13:
9780950635705
Number of pages:
131
Publisher:
Robert York
Title:
Letters from France, 1915-1918

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