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C.B.M. [i.e. MITCHELL (C.B.)] Comp. Letters from A Liaison Officer 1918-1919. 1st Ed., 105pp., portrait frontis. (subjcet), 9 plates (inc. several USA & French generals). Privately Printed by Princeton Univ. Press. 1920  #60323
[HLMainPic] War letters between Jan. 1918 (leaving New York Harbor) & Jan. 1919 at Colmar of Clarence Van Schaick Mitchell, Captain, US Cavalry, who had volunteered & served in France as a volunteer ambulance driver in 1914 before returning to to complete his law degree at Harvard in 1917. He was commissioned in August 1917 & "owing doubtless to his proficiency in French" was assigned a Liaison Officer on the staff of General de Castelanau. These letters, which were printed for circulation among family & friends, contain most interesting observations on De Castelnau & other French officers with whom he worked, his own role in events & the course of the war in 1918. Orig. paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip., nice copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75


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