With the Guns 1914 - 1918

A Subaltern’s Story

Stanley Foxall, John Jones

* Contains excellent images which have been taken by an officer of the First World War.

* The story which they illustrate is one experienced by many soldiers - training, service, injury, recovery in Blighty and redeployment.

* Many images are from normally unseen positions behind the lines, most likely taken against King's Regulations.

* The
Date Published :
September 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
120 illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473860650
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Acquired at a local Cheshire auction house, several personal albums of WWI photographs taken by their previous gentleman owner, an officer in the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) called Harold Cooper Bebington. He was also a member of one of the early amateur photographic societies at his home town, hence explaining their excellent quality and his interest in taking them, although possibly against King’s Regulations! They relate to his training as an officer cadet initially from 1916 in England, working with horses and field gun limbers, his commissioning, and subsequent hospitalization in England after wounding on the Western Front. Afterwards he was posted to the then new antiaircraft artillery and returned in 1918 to the Front.

Additionally, there are period photographs of family and friends in uniform as they too went off to War, showing different regiments which make a superb uniform study to complement his story.

They show the “Home Front” aspects of army life covering officer training and medical care and recreation. The photographer himself is a classic example of the WWI British officer who saw service and is atypical of those who answered the call and as such is worthy of remembering by having his story told.

About The Author

Stanley Foxall having previously worked in information technology, has an interest in the British Home Front of the First and Second World Wars, perhaps nurtured as a youth by the stories of relatives and family friends who lived through those periods of the twentieth century. This is also his first book.

John Jones comes from a service family, and is a former soldier. From an early age he has been passionate about British military history, and this is his first book. He is working on a Second World War soldier’s story at present.

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