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NEEDHAM (Capt. E.J.) The First Three Months: The Impressions of an Amateur Infantry Subaltern. 1st Ed., [xiv]+113pp., 3 plates, 3 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1936  #60549
[HLMainPic] The author was a Special Reserve officer of the Northamptonshire Regt., mobilised with the 1st Bn. (2nd Bde., 1st Div., I Corps), he gives a full account - based on his diary - of mobilisation, embarkation & arrival in France, Retreat from Mons, Aisne, Chemin-des-Dames & 1st Ypres when he was wounded 23/10/14. Roll of bn. officers, noting almost 100% casualties. Orig. wheat cloth, somewhat rubbed o/w VG, title & regimental badge blocked on front board. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £165


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