Schoolboy into War (Signed copy)
Signed by H E L Mellersh
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 15.5cm, 200pp.
Signed directly to the ffep by H E L Mellersh.
As a second lieutenant in the East Lancashire Regiment, the author was twice wounded in the grim battles of the Somme, Passchendaele and the spring offensive of 1918. During his two and a half years on the Western Front, he progressed from a schoolboy fresh out of his schools OTC to a seasoned soldier, not only in fact but also in outlook, and he describes how it felt to be an inexperienced officer leading groups of battle-weary men. This is a fascinating autobiography of a young officer on the Western Front and his transformation from idealistic schoolboy to a battle-hardened officer. Illustrated with personal an official photographs.
The book is in good plus condition, with a little tanning to the page edges. The dustwrapper is very good, it has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.
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