Westlake, Ray. Signed.
Title KITCHENER'S ARMY.
Publisher Spellmount, Staplehurst, (1998).
Seller ID 15410
176 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, insignia. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "When Lord Kitchener became Secretary of State for War in August 1914, he said that Britain mu st prepare for three years of war and immediately start to build an army of seventy divisions. While the existing Regular and Territorial Armies conducted their own recruiting campaigns, Kitchener commenced to build a 'New Army' from men willing to enlist for three years or the duration of the war. His now famous poster calling for 100,000 men was a huge success and encouraged some half million men to join up. In 'Kitchener's Army', the history and war service of the New Army Divisions have been clearly shown. The highly informative and authoritative text is supported by, in the main, hitherto unpublished photographs, depicting recruiting, training, uniforms, badges and actual front line service." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny closed tear -archivally taped, small dent on front hinge. NF/VG+