Realities of War

Philip Gibbs writing on the futility of the Great War


Philip Gibbs


William Heinemann, London, 1920
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Printing Details

Early printing (in the same year as the first edition). Hardback, printed titling to spine and upper board. 22.5 × 14cm, 455pp.

The author, a British journalist, was a committed Christian pacifist and this is his book on the futility of the Great War. This is the complete edition starting with the heroism of the BEF, through the battles of Loos and the Somme (the fields of Armageddon) and questioning what the men died for. All the more interesting for being a contemporary account.


A reading copy. The covers are marked, a little faded and with some rippling to the cloth. The pages are tanned. The inner binding is secure and there is stamp from the Beverley Unemployed Recreations Room to the ffep.



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