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The Great War by H.W.Wilson, volumes 1-4

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Herbert Wrigley Wilson (1866 - 12 July 1940), known often only as H. W. Wilson, was a British journalist and naval historian.

He was the eldest son of the Reverend George Edwin Wilson (Vicar of St. John's, Huddersfield, in West Yorkshire, and later of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire) and, like three of his five brothers, became a journalist. According to the memoirs of his brother G. H. Wilson, editor of the Cape Times, H. W. Wilson was "chief leader writer" and assistant editor of the Daily Mail from 1898 until his death during 1940.[1] According to the newspaper's owner, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, Wilson was the "mental backbone of the newspaper".

From 1914 to 1919, Wilson was joint editor with John Alexander Hammerton of the periodical The Great War:The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, published by the Amalgamated Press. The first volume was largely concerned with justifying Britain's entry into the war, and with encouraging the British people to sign up and fight. In its entirety, it ran to 13 volumes.

This is volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4. All are in quite reasonable condition for their age.

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Author(s):
W W Wilson
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
24 cm by 33 cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
1700
Publisher:
Amalgamated Press
Title:
The Great War

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Herbert Wrigley Wilson (1866 - 12 July 1940), known often only as H. W. Wilson, was a British journalist and naval historian.

He was the eldest son of the Reverend George Edwin Wilson (Vicar of St. John's, Huddersfield, in West Yorkshire, and later of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire) and, like three of his five brothers, became a journalist. According to the memoirs of his brother G. H. Wilson, editor of the Cape Times, H. W. Wilson was "chief leader writer" and assistant editor of the Daily Mail from 1898 until his death during 1940.[1] According to the newspaper's owner, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, Wilson was the "mental backbone of the newspaper".

From 1914 to 1919, Wilson was joint editor with John Alexander Hammerton of the periodical The Great War:The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, published by the Amalgamated Press. The first volume was largely concerned with justifying Britain's entry into the war, and with encouraging the British people to sign up and fight. In its entirety, it ran to 13 volumes.

This is volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4. All are in quite reasonable condition for their age.

Author(s):
W W Wilson
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
24 cm by 33 cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
1700
Publisher:
Amalgamated Press
Title:
The Great War

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