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BENSTEAD (C.R.) Retreat: A Story of 1918. 2nd Ed., 318pp., ep map (Distribution of British & German Divisions for the Initial Attack on 21st March 1918, & the Area Covered by the Subsequent Retreat). Methuen. 1930  #59571
[HLMainPic] Controversial novel of the German offensive taking as its theme the inefficacy of chaplains at the front. Lauded by Falls who - awarding a star - stated: "...a fine book, giving us to alternate with pictures of [the chaplain] Warne's misery unforgettable glimpses of the retreat of the Fifth Army. The saddest part of the book is the chaplain's yearning to minister to the spiritual needs of his flock & that flock's complete indifference to him." Orig. black cloth, VG, signed by the author on tp alongside small pasted-in press portrait. Nice copy.   £45




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