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1st World Publishing, Sep 20, 2005 - Fiction - 216 pages
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - I make no apology for having followed in this book the same plan as in my other one, "Between the Lines," of taking extracts from the official despatches as "texts" and endeavoring to show something of what these brief messages cover, because so many of my own friends, and so many more unknown friends amongst the reviewers, expressed themselves so pleased with the plan that I feel its repetition is justified. There were some who complained that my last book was in parts too grim and too terrible, and no doubt the same complaint may lie against this one. To that I can only reply that I have found it impossible to write with any truth of the Front without the writing being grim, and in writing my other book I felt it would be no bad thing if Home realized the grimness a little better. But now there are so many at Home whose nearest and dearest are in the trenches, and who require no telling of the horrors of the war, that I have tried here to show there is a lighter side to war, to let them know that we have our relaxations, and even find occasion for jests, in the course of our business.
 

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Contents

1 IN ENEMY HANDS
9
2 A BENEVOLENT NEUTRAL
29
3 DRILL
50
4 A NIGHT PATROL
61
5 AS OTHERS SEE
79
6 THE FEAR OF FEAR
102
7 ANTIAIRCRAFT
119
8 A FRAGMENT
131
9 AN OPEN TOWN
141
10 THE SIGNALERS
152
11 CONSCRIPT COURAGE
168
12 SMASHING THE COUNTERATTACK
177
13 A GENERAL ACTION
185
14 AT LAST
207
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