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Letters from The Front

  • Author:
    Lawrence, Lieutenant Brian
  • Publisher:
    Parapress Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, 1993
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The Great War Correspondence of Lieutenant Brian Lawrence, 1916 - 17. Edited and with an Introduction by Ian Fletcher First edition. Hardback. 128pp. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Dust jacket. Lieutenant Lawrence arrived in France midway through the great Battle of the Somme. Although he was spared the catastrophe of July 1st he was not to escape the further horrors of the First World War. He saw action with the Grenadier Guards at Combles, Saillisel, Gueudecourt, the Ypres Canal and Boesinge. In this latter action, Lawrence was in the front line when a German shell exploded, killing many around him and leaving him with a serious shoulder wound. His letters span the two years of his service with the Grenadier Guards and recall the misery, unpleasantness and horror of day to day life in the trenches, of gas attacks, heavy shelling and of encounters with the 'Bosche'. As well as reflecting on the loss of so many of his own men, the letters convey a great deal of the logistical problems faced by the army and provide much insight into the daily life of an officer during the First World War. A small number of b&w photographs. Near fine condition - just some very slight spotting to upper edge of text block. The book appears to be unread. Dust jacket also in near fine condition. Unclipped and with just a touch of colour fade to the spine.
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