The Diary of a Dead Officer, by Arthur Graeme West.
Published by George Allen & Unwin, presumed 1918.
Hardback book, used, in fair condition considering age. Some wear and ageing to cover, and tanning to pages.
'The Diary of a Dead Officer brings together the private papers of Arthur Graeme West. First published posthumously in 1917, it presents a scathing picture of army life, and West's poems, which make up the fifth section of the book, serve as a powerful protest against the futility of war. Born in September 1891, West was a quiet, effacing and unathletic youth with a passion for literature, who went on to become a keen Oxford scholar. When war broke out in 1914, it left him for some time untouched. '