The Great War, I was there - Part 2

* fc S>««»am 2 ¦ab 4 %«LITERARY CONTE1VTS OF THIS PART With A c know ledge men lost Author sand I b'u l i slier Weeks wec^ we acknowledge here our indebtedness to the many authors and publishers without whose courteous permission to reprint selected pages from the books written and published by them the compilation of the present work could not have been achieved. In our volumes as finally bound these acknowledgements will be repeated in the preliminary pages. *13. I WALKED WITH FEAR from LT.-COL. ARTHUR O S BURN’S “Unwilling Passenger ”Publishers: Messrs. Faber & Faber, Ltd., 24, Russell Square, London, IV.C. 1.*14. LONG LINES O F DEATH from CORP ORAL JOHN F. LUCY ’S“ There’s a Devil in the Drum ”Publishers: Messrs. Faber & Faber, Ltd., 24, Russell Square, London, W .C.l. *15. THE TERROR AND T RIB U LAT ION OF THOSE FATEFUL DAYS from CAPT. A R N GOLD Y D E’S “Contemptible ”Publishers :Messrs. William H einem ann, Ltd., 99, Great Russell Street, London, .CW .1.*16. HOW W E SAVED H A IG ’S CORPS AT LAND REC IE S by CAPT. R. LOW RIG EGO R DON From the "Canadian Defence Quarterly ”*17. AFFAIR OF MATTRESSES IN LAND REC IE S from BRIGADIER -GENERAL JOHN CHARTER IS’“ A .HGt .Q .”Publishers :Messrs. Cassell &Co., Ltd., La Belle Sauvage Yard, London, E.C.4. *18. HORSES HON OUR DINE THEIR C O U N TRY SERVICE’S Specially Written for this Work *19. THE UNSEEN KILLERS AT LE CATEAU from PTE. G.R. HILL’S “Everyman at War ”Publishers :Messrs. J. M .Dent &Sons, Ltd., 10, Bedford Street, London, .CW .2. O F ’14— LOST FOR A *20. STRAGGLERS WEEK !from PTE. FRANK RICHARD S’“Old Soldiers Never Die ”Publishers :Messrs. Faber & Faber, Ltd., 24, Russell Square, London, W .C.l. *21. THE TRUE STORY O F “THE ANGELS O F MONS ”by ARTHUR M A CHEN Specially Written for this Work *22. L AUG HING DAWN O F DESPAIR from FREDERIC COLE MAN’S “Mons to Yprcs with French ”Publishers: Messrs. Sampson Lon’ M arston &Co., Ltd., 100, Southwark Street, London, S.E .l. Leaves from the Editor’s Note-Book John Carpenter House, London, .GE .4 I KNOW that one is very much inclined to describe his latest effort as his best. It has often amused tome read in some of our “National Dailies” the statement by the writer of the new serial story they are starting that, although he has already written something like eighty, ninety, or a hundred serial stories, this one, which he has just supplied to the “National Daily,” is incompar­ably the best he has ever conceived or penned. This is an excusable human weakness, but all the same I endeavour to retain more balance— if we can be unbalanced by a weakness!— insofar as my own work is concerned, for I know that my latest is not necessarily my best. M eVERTHELESS, having now produced no fewer than six War publications, and having in my “World War: A Pictured History,” which appeared in 1934, revived the interest of the reading public in war books of this type, I am in a position to discriminate, and I do so by giving my opinion in the strongest possible manner that this new publication of mine is the best of the lot! I think that because it is compiled on lines which are entirely original, and it has been carried outwith an amount of labour and devotion on the part of my colleagues that has resulted in a work of exceptional attrac­tiveness and enduring interest. j j ^ OME of these publications ol mine have been so strong on the pictorial side that subscribers who did moreno than read the very full descriptive paragraphs accompanying each of the illustrations while they studied the pictures, acquired avery considerable knowledge of the main episodes of the War. But in this new compilation I have departed from all previous practice, and instead of providing a newly written description or history of the war years, I have ransacked the war literature which has been published from 1915 until 1938. yytlA theisT result ?Arranged as the reader finds it in these pages in a continuous sequence of time, the human story of the war years is told by a large number of writers, some of them famous and many of them quite un­known, but all of them writing out of their own personal knowledge and experience. The oftest each chapter that appears in this work is that it shall fit within the central idea, I was there!”In this way each page of our letterpress has vividness and a permanent value as a record of human experiences which could not possibly be imparted to any formal historical narrative. For that reason The Great [Continued in page iii of this wrapper. tom •w?IN ©0* m m m •v m 3)
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