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DARWIN, Bernard.

War on the Line.

The Story of the Southern Railway in War-Time.

Published: London: The Southern Railway Company, 1946

Stock code: 111289

Price: £95

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First impression, first impression. Darwin, grandson of Charles, is best remembered as a golf writer, though “outside the realm of golf his writings reflected his own interests” (ODNB). His official account covers the role of the Southern Railway in the withdrawal from Dunkirk, the evacuation of London, D-Day preparations, and in general logistics on the home front.

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. 24 photographic plates included in the pagination, 4 colour plates, line-drawings, graphs and tables to the text, folding map to rear. Spine sunned at extremities, lower outer corner of front board bumped, neat incision to fore edge of sig. A1 [sic] not affecting text, a very good copy in the bright dust jacket with a few nicks.

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