The Great War, I was there - Part 3

irI’s tf 4 o l THU (*K WHAT V li: l W \!*i Tlllllt 1 1 !On Sale livery where Xe\< l'lmi’ Mlaj LITERARY CON TENT SOFT H I SPAR TWit l i i c i i i i owl v i l g c m i Mils t o A thou r*m i dI* i il>l isl i v r 8 VY7eek by week we acknowledge here oui 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 *23. EPIC STORY OF QUEST. N TIN :How Tom Bridges Saved Two Regiments from LT.-COL. ARTHUR O S BURN’S “Unwilling Passenger ”Publishers :Messrs. Faber & Faber, Ltd., 24, Russell Square, London, W.C.l. *24. TOY DRUM AND TIN WHISTLE from LT.-GEN. SIR TOMB GRID ES’ “Alarms &Excursions ”Publishers :Messrs. Longmans Green &Co., Ltd., 39, Paternoster Row, London, E.C.4. *25. ‘SLEEPWALKERS’ OF THE GREAT RETREAT by CORP O R ALB. J. DEN ORE from "Everyman at Wax ”Publishers :Messrs. J. M. Dent &Sons, Ltd., 10, Bedford Street, London, W.C.2. *26. THEY WERE GOING TO SHOOT M E !from PAUL M A Z E’S“ A Frenchman in Khaki ”Publishers :Messrs. William Heinemann, Ltd., 99, Great Russell Street, London, W.C. 1.*27. THE ENDING DAYS :Red Reaping and TapeRed from CAP TAINE. J. NEED H A M’S “The First Three Months ”Publishers :Messrs. Gale& Polden, Wellington Works, Aldershot. *28. H ELIG O LAND BIGHT: A Stoker’s Saga from “CLINKER KNOCK E ”“AyeR’S Aye Sir !”Publishers :Messrs. Rich& Cowan, Ltd., 37, Bedford Square, London, W.C. 1. STORY OF *29. THE IMMORTAL“ L ”BATTERY by GUNNER DARBY SHIRE *30. ‘LOCUSTS OF STEEL ’from HON .AUBREY HERBERT’S “Mons, Anzac 8 C Kut ”Publishers :Messrs. Hutchinson &Co., Ltd., 34, Pater­noster Row, London, E.C.4. *31. THE DAY WE FORCED THE PASSAGE OF THE MARNE from Dr. A. MARA. TIN’S“ A Surgeon in Khaki ”Publishers :Messrs. Edward Arnold &Co., 41 and 43, Maddox Street, London, W .l. Leaves from the Editor's Note-Book j r John Carpenter House, London, E.C.4 WITH some justification, I hope, I claimed in my notes last week that The Great War: I Was There !is the best of all the seven works dealing with the Great War that I have been privileged to edit. Now, with Part 3 in their hands, my readers will have ample opportunity to decide for themselves the merits of that claim. Not only have we already presented nearly 140 pages of enthralling war narratives written by the men who lived through the exciting and perilous events they narrate, together with about 150 really new pictures, but we have in those pages, I think, shown clearly that it is possible to present a thoroughly human story of the War such as has never before been contrived. I ^OM E readers of my other successful war publication, World War: A Pictorial History, may miss the note of the horror of war which was present in the 1,500 pages of that work. I do not ignore the horror and the waste of war in this work—almost every story that I print brings it out only too clearly—but all the many hundreds of thousands of surviving soldiers do, I fancy, recollect the War most indefinitely its human aspects, which contrast only the more vividly with the inhumanity of war itself. ^fcU C H photographs as those which 1 printed in pages 24 and 25, and page 48 of our first Part, full of human interest as they are, serve to bring out the pity and the horror of it all, a note which I endeavoured to accentuate in the signed comment to that magnificent double-page photograph to which I refer. ^^H IC II brings tome another point :Such photographs as these and many others in our pages are reproduced as large as we can make them for avery definite reason, one that is much more important than the superiority and interest of a large photograph over a small one. 1 hey are mainly photographs of individuals—“ Forgotten Men ’—and it is my confident expectation that in not a few instances where the men seen in the photographs have not themselves survived the misfortunes of war they may, nevertheless, be recognized by many surviving members of their families, friends, and old comrades in arms. |t is an amiable weakness of the human being to take pleasure in seeing his portrait or that of his friends reproduced in print, but here the appeal is to something higher, and I should be more than pleased when any of these individual faces reproduced in our pages are recognized, if the readers concerned will send me a letter with such evidence of their identification as they can give. Thus shall we be able to show that the Forgotten Men are sometimes remembered still. Many of my readers will no doubt have in their possession [Continued in page Hi of this wrapper. m *:rT o ilnsiiro lte^ular Delivery v o lour i\e«sas<ku I a B'inn Ordo r TOHiY
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