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FLOYD (Thomas Hope) At Ypres with Best-Dunkley. 1st Ed., xv+284pp., fldg. 1:10,000 trench map. Bodley Head (On Active Service series). 1920  #60237
[HLMainPic] Subaltern, 2/5th Lancs. Fus. in the Ypres Salient in 1917; Floyd recounts the climactic period leading up to the first day of Third Ypres & the attack itself is described in great detail from numerous sources. Apart from the author, the central character is his almost unbelievably unpopular 27-year-old fire-eating CO destined to win the VC, being mortally wounded so doing, on 31st July 1917. Orig. brown cloth, VG & rare with author's presentattion inscrip. "To All at 'Fair View,' Holcombe, With best wishes for Christmas 1924 from the author." Adjacent to this is pasted a small press announcement of the death of Best-Dunkley's widow in 1980. See illustrations on our website.   £245




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