“Over There” with the Australians by R. Hugh Knyvett | Project Gutenberg

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Service memoirs and essays of Captain Reginald Hugh Knyvett. Knyvett spent much of his active service as Intelligence Officer, 15th Bn. Australian Imperial Force. Seriously wounded at Gommecourt in November 1916, the day before he was due to transfer into the Royal Flying Corps, Capt. Knyvett was invited to deliver war lectures in America, and died in New York in 1918 aged 31.

CONTENTS
An Introduction Mainly About Scouts
PART I: “THE CALL TO ARMS”
I. The Call Reaches Some Far-Out Australians
II. An All-British Ship
III. Human Snowballs
IV. Training-Camp Life
V. Concentrated for Embarkation
VI. Many Weeks at Sea
PART II: EGYPT
VII. The Land of Sand and Sweat
VIII. Heliopolis
IX. The Desert
X. Picketing in Cairo
XI. “Nipper”
PART III: GALLIPOLI
XII. The Adventure of Youth
XIII. The Landing That Could Not Succeed—But Did
XIV. Holding On and Nibbling
XV. The Evacuation
XVI. “Ships That Pass…”
PART IV: THE WESTERN FRONT
XVII. Ferry Post and the Suez Canal Defenses
XVIII. First Days in France
XIX. The Battle of Fleurbaix
XX. Days and Nights of Strafe
XXI. The Village of Sleep
XXII. The Somme
XXIII. The Army’s Pair of Eyes
XXIV. Nights in No Man’s Land
XXV. Spy-Hunting
XXVI. Bapaume and “a Blighty”
PART V: HOSPITAL LIFE
XXVII. In France
XXVIII. In London
XXIX. The Hospital-Ship
XXX. In Australia
XXXI. Using an Irishman’s Nerve
PART VI: MEDITATIONS IN THE TRENCHES
XXXII. The Right Infantry Weapons
XXXIII. The Forcing-House of Bestiality
XXXIV. The Psychology of Fear
XXXV. The Splendor of the Present Opportunity
XXXVI. Not a Fight for “Race” but for “Right”
XXXVII. “Keeping Faith with the Dead”
Poem, “But a Short Time to Live”

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1918

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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