The Great War, I was there - Part 4

Part 5 of THE GREAT WAR: I WAS THERE!On Sale Everywhere Next Tuesday Leaves from the Editor’s Note-Book (Continued from page ii o f this wrap per )extraordinary natural capacity for vivid writing, reconstituting at once in the mind of the reader the actuality of war in open fields and woods, m trenches, and— in one outstanding con­ tribution—on the sea. In fact, it is difficult to pick out Irorn the list of contributions which form the literary contents of this Part (given in page li of this wrapper) anyone contribution of greater human and dramatic interest than another. 1 leave my readers, therefore, to make their own preliminary selection, guided, perhaps, by some personal interest or experience of their own, feeling certain that once they have started reading they will hardly be able to putdown the book until they have read each and every page. HERE is one matter concerning the arrangement and planning of our work on which I should like to com­ment. From the sketch programme that was printed on coloured paper in Part I, my readers will have seen that it is planned in a series of sections arranged mainly in order of time, with a steady progression from August 1914 to the end of 1918, and generally each chapter forms a definite instep our historical progress—a Great War “March of Time.” The sections have titles which indicate the particular episode of the war with which they are concerned. These are, of course, largely based on the fighting on the Western Front, but from time to time readers will notice that, by contrast, parallel battles and events in other theatres of the war are in­cluded in their appropriate chronological places and situations. "J"H U Sin the present Part Section IV includes a naval chapter giving the intensely dramatic and tragic story of the sinking of the three cruisers, Cressy, Hogue and Aboukir, by one submarine in the short space of one hour. Similarly in a later section, VI,No. which is mainly concerned with the First Battle of Ypres, we shall include chapters on “The Tragedy of Coronel,” and carry right onto the famous sea fight with the“ Emden.” ^MOTHER matter on which a short note is perhaps desirable is that all illustrations which are printed in this work are not only authentic but are direct and original photo­graphs, very largely, as readers now know, either unpublished or specially prepared for this work. It is my firm determina­tion to include nothing but direct camera photographs, but very occasionally an exception may have to be made where the particular circumstances made photography either im­possible or so difficult as to provide only a document on which an effective drawing could be based. An example of this nature appeared in our first Part, and it is possible that one or two more maybe necessary. These few exceptions will be strictly of a documentary eye-witness nature. To Make Sure of Getting Your Copy ORDER THE COMPLETE SERIES NOW Part 5 of The Great War: SECTION V (contd.) THE ANTWERP ADVENTURE DOOM OVER ANTWERP J. M.N. Jeffries ANTWERP ADVENTURES: Shells and Boiling Oil Rev. Canon C.H. Foster, C.F. SECTION VI. THE FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES LIGHTNING GLIMPSES IN THE BREAKING STORM Lt.-Col. C.A.L. Brown low, IR.A. Was There! Will Contain: DIARY OF FIVE DREADFUL DAYS WHEN WE LOST ZONNEBEKE Lt.-Col. Hon. G.A.R. Hamilton, Master of Be/haven CABARET OF DEATH! Shelled by Friend and Foe Captain E. J. Needham THE DAY THE WAR WAS NEARLY LOST: I Helped to Smash the Prussian Guards Private H. J. P o I ley STRIKING Double-Page PHOTO: EARLIEST BRITISH TROOPS in YPRES A Cavalry Brigade Enters the City, October 13,191450 Illustrations Including Many New and Unpublished Photographs of Scenes of the Gallant Antwerp Expedition and the First Battle of Ypres EIGHT ART PAGES IN DUOTONE Printed in England and published every Thursday by the Proprietors, The A glam a mated Press ,Ltd .,The Fleetway House, l'arringdon Street, London, E.C.4. Sole Agents for Australia and New Zealand :Messrs. Gordon& Gotch, Ltd. and for South Africa :Central News Agency, Ltd. Subscription Rates Inland aud Abroad, u d .per copy, October'24th, 1958. S.G.
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