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    [WWI]. WWI Diary of Martin Shaw. 1917-1919. The soldier, Martin Shaw, happily recalls his time as a cadet at Blackdown camp and Hastings (among others) and includes detailed drawings of uniforms and camp layouts. Then the diary takes a more somber tone as Shaw describes his time in France, saying "All the time I was in the Army I was lucky to be gradually lifted into the horrors of the war" and "Still we passed on and plodded along through the dark with that feeling you get in a nightmare when you get chased by an enormous lobster with the face of a chance acquaintance who you haven't thought of for years, and you can't seem to make any progress at all to get away from him." Bound in plain cloth. A bit soiled. Very good.


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