G. H. Q.

G. H. Q.

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]...differing estimates of the length of time it was safe to show your head over the parapet. Some said five seconds, others twenty-five. "The German is slow in the up-take," remarked the officer who insisted that twenty-five seconds was quite a safe time to look over the parapet. Behind the parapet it was almost as safe-and on dry days as pleasant-as on a marine parade. A solid fortification of sandbags, proof against any blow except that of a big high-explosive shell, enclosed on each side a walk, drained, paved, lined with dug-outs, in places adorned with little flower beds. I write, of course, of the Trench War in its "settled" stage-not of those grim struggles around Ypres in the Autumn of 1914. Not exciting, not as dangerous as one would imagine, the Trench War was more curious, more "uncanny," than it is possible to describe. Try to imagine the\]...\ .show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507557191
  • 9781507557198