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MCQUEEN (James Milroy) Our War: Being the Experiences in France of a specialist Sanitary Officer with the 51st Highland Division & with the 17th Corps in which were at sundry times various Divisions but notably the 17th Northern English Division. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 188pp., frontis. Published by the author at 110, Blackberry Lane, Halesowen & printed by Tom Price, Printer, Dudley. nd (c.1930)  #63173
[HLMainPic] Rare privately printed memoir & a most unusual viewpoint of RAMC TF officer appointed OC 51st Highland Division Sanitary Section. Served France 1915-18: "Our war involved us in a ceaseless attack on the camping grounds & lurking places of the agents of disease" - unglamorous but essential work, from education of troops in personal hygiene (some of the Highlanders took exception it seems) to disposal of waste matter, provision of latrines, prevention of disease &c. Much of interest on life in the war zone. Orig. printed wraps., VG ex-IWM library (with withdrawn stamp). See illustration on our website.   £120

     




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