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SPONG (L.E.) My Life in France, 1915-1916. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 15pp., portraut frontis. E. Barton, Printer, Hounslow. nd (c.1916)  #67492
[HLMainPic] Slim but scarce privately circulated memoirs of service of No. 7778 L/Cpl. Lancelot E. Spong with the 17th Middlesex (1st Footballers' Battalion): landed with unit in France Nov. 1915, includes details of wiring & patrol work in No-Man's-Land, &c., until wounded near Waterlot Farm by a British 'short' on 8th August 1916. The final line has been heavily obliterated in ink: presumably Spong came to disagree with his original words! See illustration on our website.   £45

     




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