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WOOLLCOTT, Alexander.

The Command is Forward.

Tales of the A.E.F. Battlefields as They Appeared in The Stars and Stripes. Illustrated by Drawings by C. LeRoy Baldridge.

Published: New York: The Century Co., 1919

Stock code: 95451

Price: £475

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First edition, first printing. Collected stories from the front lines of the First World War by medical corps private Alexander Woollcott, who had been a journalist and critic with the New York Times before volunteering for service war, and was one of a number of professional journalists selected by the American Expeditionary Forces to produce Stars and Stripes, a morale-boosting newspaper for the troops. The stories are accompanied by the illustrations of Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, an illustrator who also contributed to Star and Stripes while serving on the front lines.

Octavo. Original yellow cloth, spine and front board lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 15 plates by C. LeRoy Baldridge. Boards slightly rubbed, some minor foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket that has some restoration to verso.

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