The Great War, I was there - Part 4

1**1 r t 5 o l Till: G B K A WAR:T 1 WAS TlllO K i:!OnS s ile Everjuliere A ext Tuesusi^ LITERARY CONTENTS O F THIS PART| W illi A c k iio lew ilg e n ic iit s to IAn lio r sam iI* tib I is la «-h *«j \V/EEK by week we acknowledge here our indebtedness lo the many authors and publishers w ithou 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 acknow ledgem ents will be repented in the preliminary pages I 32. AERIAL ADVENTURE O THEN MARNE AND AISNE from LT.-COL. S T RANG E’S “Recollections of an Airman ”Publishers :Messrs. John Hamilton, Ltd., 32, Bloomsbury Street, London, W .C.1. *33. DEATH CALLED M Y COMRADES: Holocaust in a Wood on the Aisne from CORP ORAL JOHN LUCY ’S“ There’s a Devil in the Drum ”Publishers :Messrs. Faber & Faber, Ltd., 24, Russell Square, London, IV.C.l. *34. DEVIL’S ORCHESTRA —Personally Con­ducted on the Aisne from R.A.D A .MAR TIN’S“ A Surgeon in Khaki ”Publishers :Messrs. Edward Arnold &Co., 41 and 43, Maddox Street, London, W .l. *35. GERMAN WHITE FLAG TREACHERY: I Shall Never Forget It from CAP TAINE. J. NEED H A M’S “The First Three Months ”Publishers :Messrs. Gale& Polden, Wellington Works, Aldershot *36. I SAW RH EIM CATHEDRALS BURN G .WARD PRICE By Permission of “The Daily Mail” (Associated News­papers, Ltd.) *37. SUICIDE SQUAD RON :Sinking of Cressy, Hogue and Aboukir told by COMMANDER A U TINS TYRE R .,to,R.N CAPTAIN BARRY O ’BRIE N from “Great War Adventures ”Publishers :Messrs. William Hcinemann, Ltd., 99, Great Russell Street, London, W.C.l. *38. WE BROUGHT SU CCOUR TO BELGIUM from MAY SINCLAIR A’S“ Journal o f Impressions in Belgium ”Publishers: Messrs. Hutchinson &Co., 34, Paternoster Row, E.C.4. Leaves from the Editor’s Note-Book John Carpenter House, London, .CE .4 [ANY of my readers who have now perused four Parts of our publication have no doubt already set pen to paper to tell me what they think of our work, to ask every kind of question, and also probably to give me every kind of information on a multitude of matters. I hope they will not be disappointed at not yet finding any references to their letters in this NoteBook. If they can recall a similar note that I printed in the editorial chat of my previous war book, World War: A Pictured History, they will realize that an interval of several weeks must elapse between receipt of a letter and a note about it in these pages. A work of this nature, containing so many carefully reproduced illustrations and special art sections, cannot be printed alike news­paper. To maintain the high standard of printing which I regard as essential means slow and careful production at all stages. M y readers should bear in mind that this work is planned throughout as a book and not as a magazine. By printing and publishing in weekly parts at avery moderate price we make it possible for subscribers to obtain on the most economical terms what otherwise would be costly volumes. I hope, therefore, that it will be always remembered that The Great War: I Was There !is designed as a book and ¦is in fact issued as sections of a book, to be kept for binding in the really beautiful and effective cases, the design for which has been illustrated on the last page of the wrapper of our first four Parts. “J"HESE cases will be produced in very hne quality art canvas so as to be both strong and handsome and since 1 am reckoning that a large number of my readers will certainly wish to preserve the work in permanent form, I have arranged with our publishers for the cases to be issued at the very modest price, for such beautiful bindings, of 2s. 6d. per case. |^|0 less important is it that the subscriber should be certain of obtaining complete sets of the Parts as they are issued, for although the publishers always make special arrangements to keep back numbers in print, at least for the run of the serial, the demand for our new work is so heavy that there is always a risk of Parts being difficult to obtain if they are not ordered in good time. The safest and most satisfactory way is for the reader to give his newsagent a firm standing order for delivery of the Parts as they appear.| n our present Part the personal story and the narrative ol high adventure have carried our progress up to the battles of the Marne, the Aisne, and the race for the Channel ports. We have reached the later autumn days of 1914 and already there appear the first hints of the stalemate of trench warfare. Everyone of the old soldiers who recounts in our pages his day-to-day experiences, sometimes strange, sometimes terrify­ing, yet always inhuman their qualities, is a man with a really [Continued in page Hi of this wrapper if
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