Your Cart

A SOLDIER'S SKETCHES UNDER FIRE

On Sale
$0.99
$0.99
Added to cart
Preview

A SOLDIER'S SKETCHES UNDER FIRE
"On the outbreak of the war I joined the Royal Fusiliers, uninfluenced by the appeal of wall-posters or the blandishments of a recruiting sergeant. My former experience as a trooper in the Hertfordshire Yeomanry being accounted unto me for military righteousness, I sailed with my regiment from Southampton on September 3rd, 1914. We experienced some exciting incidents on the way out; for instance, in the Bay we ran into a fog, and the order was given for all to stand by. For the next two or three hours all were in doubt as to what might happen—of course there was fear of torpedoes. We heard in the distance several shots fired, presumably by the battle-cruiser which was our escort. When the fog lifted, we could just see the smoke lifting on the horizon of some enemy craft, which had been chased off by our own warship. We again steamed ahead towards our destination and were soon sailing into smooth and calm waters, the temperature becoming quite genial and warm as we approached the Straits of Gibraltar. As we passed through the Straits the message was signalled that those two notorious vessels, the "Goeben" and the "Breslau," were roaming loose in the Mediterranean..........." An artist sketches and illustrates his experience of war in France.

You will get a PDF (2MB) file

10 Stunden Schneller! - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 3 - 10 Hours Quicker (1940)

$0.99

The Last Shot

$0.99

The Story of Lord Roberts by Edmund Francis Sellar - 1906

$0.99

“Bombs over England.” Luftwaffe attacks on England.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 8 - Bomben auf England (1940)

$0.99

Wir schmeiden die Waffen. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 9 - We Forge the Weapons (1941)

$0.99

Australia Versus Germany - The Story of the taking of German New Guinea

$1.99

A Prisoner in Turkey

$0.99

1914 by Lord French

$0.99

Attacking the Enemy! Stories about our navy.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 7 - Ran an den Fiend (1940)

$0.99

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 8

$2.99