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VERNEDE (R.E.) Letters to His Wife. 1st Ed., xxi+220pp., portrait frontis. Collins. 1917  #57983
[HLMainPic] Rare memorial volume: posthumously published letters, with a short biographical introduction by his wife, of novelist commissioned in 5th (SR) Bn. Rifle Brigade, attd. 3rd Bn. in France 1915-16; wounded on the Somme; then with 12th (Service) Bn. 1917 & Died of Wounds post-Arras, 9/4/17. As a civilian in uniform he provides an interesting comparison between the regulars & his later experiences with a service bn., "They havn't nearly as good an idea of making themselves comfortable, feed & live like pigs, & don't get any work out of the servants. Same with the NCOs I should fancy, but that remains to be seen." Orig. cloth, minor wear. See illustration on our website.   £165




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