The Great War, I was there - Part 16

| LITK IlAIll CONTENTS OF THIS PART j Willi Acknowledgements lo Authors and i^nlilisliers V^EEK by week we acknowledge here our indebtedness to the many authors and pub'ishers without whose courteous permission to reprint selected pages from the books written and published by them the compilation or the present work could not have been achieved In our volumes as finally bound these acknowledgements will be repeated in the preliminary pages. 115. I WENT DOWN WITH M Y SHIP AT JUTLAND page 621 from ADMIRAL THE HON .BARRY BIN G H A M’S “Falklands, Jutland 8 C the Bight ”Publisher :John Murray ,50, Albem arle Street, IV. 1116. HOURS OF TERROR DOWN BELOW by an EN GIN EER-O FFICER of H .M.S .Warrior, from “The Fighting At Jutland ”Page 627 Publishers :Hutchinson &Co., Ltd .,34, Paternoster Row, .CE .4117. I COMMANDED JELLICOE’S FLAGSHIP AT JUTLAND page 632 by ADMIRAL SIR FREDERIC DREYER, G.B.E., K.C.B. Specially contributed •118. ORDEAL BY WATER Page 639 by PETTY-OFFICER HAM M ANT Specially contributed 119. A GERMAN NAVAL OFFICER’S MEMORIES OF JUTLAND Page 643 by COMMANDER PAS CHEN (S.M .S. Liitzow) by permission o f the Editor, "Proceedings o f the Royal United Services Institution "(1927)120. I WAS AMID SHIP MAN IN THE QUEEN MARY Page 649 by LIEUT .-COMMANDER J. H . LH O Y D-OW E N ,R.N. Specially contributed 121. I SAW T H IEPV AL MASKED WITH A WALL OF CORPSES Page 654 from BRIG.-GEN. P.F. C R O Z IE R’S“ A Brass Hat in No Man’s Land ”Publishers: Jonathan Cape, Ltd .,30, B edford Square, W .C.l Wl Leaves from the Editors Note-Book John Carpenter House, London, E.C.4 notes this week have to be brief, as page iii of this wrapper is largely devoted to the important matter of our Publishers’ Binding Scheme. Mention of that will direct the reader’s attention to the fact that we have now decided to provide a total of Three VOLUMES for the complete series of I Was There. I have been inundated with requests to continue I Was There far beyond any limit 1 had originally in mind, and I can understand this, as I myself find the material 1 am able to offer my readers far more sustained and varied in interest than 1 had expected 1 Indeed, 1 will say that if my readers areas enthralled by it when it is printed in 1 Was There as I am when I find it in hundreds of different places where I search for it, then it is no wonder so many want tome “carry on ”indefinitely. ^THAT, however, is hardly possible. On the other hand, ^to arrange our wonderful material in three handy volumes instead of two bulky and over-weighted tomes is not only desirable but practical. Hence it has been decided “¦to complete Volume atOne Part 17, Volume Two at Part 34, ^and the Third Volume will also contain 17 Parts, which will include the completed series of 47 or 48 weekly Parts, together with three or four Parts of supplementary matter not less ™fascinating in its interest than any that has so far been pub- F* lished. The result will be one of the finest sets of volumes about the Great War ever conceived or produced in the ^score of years since “Ceasefire on all fronts ”was signalled. Three neat, handy and endlessly enthralling volumes of 2 letterpress and pictures. 'Z I HAVE so much correspondence in hand, and space is tempor- Z arily so limited, that 1 can only make brief mention of a few ®*of the letters recently received. A peculiarly interesting “recognition ”letter is one that I have received from E. J. Thierrin, who was at the battle of Mons in 1914, in the very spot illustrated in our two photographs in page 65, Part 2. He recognizes C.S.M. Thompson, of the 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment, in the lower photograph, and one of his Battalion machine-guns in ihe command of Captain Wynvard in the photograph of the railway bridge. He him­self was in a trench to the right of the railway embankment, and tells me that the photographs are taken by Major Tue, his second in command. This is all particularly interesting because I went to avery considerable amount of trouble to obtain even the few details which we have actually printed concerning these two remarkable photographs. ^NOTHER 1914 contact of unusual interest comes from Mr. C. Pilkington, several of whose excellent and important photographs I have already published in our pages. He sends me notes of ?.Conference at White Chateau on October 31,.1914, although it was not called that at the time. Staff Officers of the 1st and 2nd Divisions, with two Divisional Commanders inside the Chateau, were talking when a shell fell inclose front of the left wing within a few yards of the steps. This was a lucky shell from the German point of view, because it killed four Staff Officers and a General, and severely wounded another General. Mr. Pilkington was only the other side of a clump of trees at the time, and saw the whole ruin and destruction which it caused. He himself escaped. White Chateau afterwards became the basis of an extremely effective broadcast byplay my friend the late Reginald Berkeley. tflNE of the most valuable of our many re-discoveries of war­time records is obviously that of the War Diary of the late Aubrey Smith of the London Rifle Brigade. I have received many appreciations already of the chapter from his book that has appeared in our pages, one of the most direct of which comes from Driver Garrett: When I opened Part Eight of I Was There I was surprised to see an Old Friend who I was with during the early part of the War. He [Continued in page iii of this wrapper r All Buck IVT ii in h ersE i e p tin fl’ r int lo i ’IV ew Headers sin <11 o p€om l e l e Sets f orBS ind iii^
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