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CLOETE, STUART. - How Young They Died.

Collins, London, 1969, Ist edition.. 383 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Jim Hilton..is a subaltern of nineteen when he goes out to Flanders for the first time in April 1916, and a veteran of twenty-one, twice wounded, married, gazetted Major, by the time his story ends. It is a story of courage and the waste of human life in the bloody carnage of the Ypres Salient and the Battle of the Somme that could have been written only by someone who was there and saw it, who was a participant in the struggle in which millions of men fought and died for narrow stretches of shattered ground and useless villages in an unending sea of mud.." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small closed tears with crease, tiny tears and wear at top of flap-folds, minor soiling, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G.
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.25 | JPą 2705] Book number 10644


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