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Chatto 1922    Chatto 1926   Chatto 1928
The jacket for ‘Rough Justice’ was designed by Margery Allinghams’ husband Youngman Carter
Bles 1929. Thriller
Bles 1935 5th ed
Bles 1930. Stories (pub. as ‘Gunner Rawley’ in US by Dodd Mead 1930 )
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UK & US 1sts. Macmillan 1932 & Knopf 1932. Jackets by VMM & FM respectively. An English officer in a German POW camp discovers that his childhood sweetheart is married to one of the German officers.
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Arnold 1919 A Memorial volume by his sister of this New Zealanders service at Gallipoli with the Essex Reg.
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Angus & Robertson 1934. Jacket poss. by Dorothy Wall. Service with 28th Batt. AIF at Gallipoli & on the Western Front.
(from Nick Fletcher, Aus.War Mem.)
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Angus & Robertson 1937. Jacket by Nicholls. One of the finest Australian accounts. Mitchell’s time with the 48th Batt., his rise from private to captain & his winning of the MC & DCM. This copy inscribed to the Official Historian Charles Bean. (from the Australian War Memorial archive)
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Angus & Robertson 1934 2nd ed. Letters from the Australian Commander at the Front (sent in by Chris Henschke)
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A later jacket from Macmillan 1935

(from Fons).

A & C Black 1919. Describes the life of a pre-war midshipman who joins up again as the book ends. Supposedly suppressed after publication

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Peter Davies 1939. Autobiography of the Australian Cancer specialist including his time in the War. He also captained the first Aussie Rugby tour to England!

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Sampson Low 1925  “A really good read & a personal favourite of mine” Nick Fletcher

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Macmillan 1916. Essays
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Grosset & Dunlap 1934 (film tie-in)

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Nelson Oct. 1935 rpt. (f.p. 1933). Tank Commander 1st Tank Batt., MC April 1918. Describes every tank battle during the war.

James Clarke 1920. Vignettes culled from various other War books.

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HMSO 1931 Ed. by Brig. Gen. F. J. Moberley. One of the scarcest vol. of the series (from Tom Donovan)

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Ivor, Nicholson & Watson 1936. An observer at the Battle of Loos, later in a BE2 with 12th Sq. At the Somme where he was captured after his fuel pump broke. The extreme thickness of the paper jacket may explain its frequent survival.

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Duckworth 1931 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Sampson Low 1919. Naval History
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Philip Allan 1934. Originally pub. 1919. Novel giving a rankers view of the War. J. B. Morton was ‘Beachcomber’
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Doubleday 1923 Some War stories.

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William Briggs, Toronto 1917 Nursing the wounded in a French Field Hospital (from Summerhill Books)

Hamilton 1937. Jacket by Stanley Orton Bradshaw. Flying FE 2Ds night bombing over the Western Front with 101st Sq. RFC
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Dodd Mead 1929. US ed. of  ‘Bretherton’
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Doubleday 1929 (from Babylon Revisited)

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Moffat NY 1918 Biography of France’s greatest Air ace (from Colophon Bookshop)

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Bell 1936. Battery Commander at Loos, Arras & Passchendaele & Liaison Officer to the French at Chemin-des-Dames (from John Etheridge)

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Whitcombe & Tombs 1920 by A. Briscoe Moore. With the NZ mounted brigade.

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Faber 1937. Jacket by Eric Fraser. The effects of aerial bombing on London 1915-1918. The author was an instructor in that discipline with the RFC.

Blackie 1932. Jacket by Leslie Carr. About a third of the accounts are of WW1.

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Macmillan 1933. An Irishman imprisoned throughout the War in various camps including Ruhleben.

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Jacobsen Publishing 1930 rpt. Novel of a Mata Hari-like spy in the War. (from Babylon Revisited)

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Houghton Mifflin 1916. Memoirs of a sergeant in the French Foreign Legion during the War (from Kubik Fine Books).

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Nisbet 1923 An excellent unit history with a long appendix listing every deed of gallantry performed by the men.

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Gollancz 1930. A play about a soldier who returns from the siege of Douaumont. The author was a notorious Nazi propagandist.

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Milford 1918

Rich & Cowan 1938. Jacket by Youngman Carter. Novel. A young man is forced into the army to uphold the family tradition.

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