Betteridge (Arthur H.) Combat in and over Delville Wood


[Pretoria, South Africa,, privately printed, 1974].

First, private printing. Inscribed by the author. 4to. Original green imitation morocco lettered in gilt.

The first, privately printed edition of this account of the Battle of Delville Wood, the first major engagement of World War One entered into by the South Africans, taking place on the Western Front. For six days and five nights a soldier was killed every minute, with one South African soldier dying every three minutes… Inscribed by the author, ‘To Dear Robbie with affection from Arthur 1975.’ The book was republished in 1986 by E.F. Slatter, Pretoria. Not in the British Library.

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