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MACK (Arthur) Shellproof Mack: An American's Fighting Story. 1st Ed., [xi]+224pp., frontis., 9 photos. VG in dw. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. 1918  #58322
[HLMainPic] Author served with 23rd Bn. London Regt. on the Western Front inc. Somme 1916, Messines & 3rd Ypres 1917. Jacket note states that he was "seventeen months in the trenches. Did his turn in capturing the pill boxes.' Got his dose of mustard gas. Was buried in the mud by one shell & blown out by the next - hence the name of 'Old Shellproof.' Had a front seat at the blowing up of Hill 60 at Messines Ridge. What he describes he saw - and he tells what he saw in simple soldier language." Orig. dec. cloth, VG in attractive & scarce dw. See illustration on our website.   £65




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