8vo; original black cloth, lettered in red on spine; no dustwrapper; tinted top edge; pp. (x) + 246, incl. index, + publisher\'s catalogue. Cloth a little stippled, and sunned on backstrip. Good to very good condition. A study of the shortcomings of the British Army, exposed in the Boer War and in the First World War. A landmark work of its kind, and hard to find in first edition form. \"In this small book I have taken my publishers at their word. It is an account of the Army during my time - that is, my life, which opened in 1878; though my career as a soldier did not begin until twenty years later. During my actual service, which ended in 1933, two great military events took place - namely, the Boer War and the World War. Therefore I have allotted the bulk of my space to them, and to make the story complete, and, like a good fairy tale, end happily, I have prefaced them with a prologue dealing with the Army as it was yesterday, and have added to them an epilogue considering the Army as it should be to-morrow.\" - From the author\'s preface.
- Overall Condition: Good to very good
- Size: 8vo