Scots Guard by W. H. G. Ewart | University of Oxford

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Posthumously published papers of Wilfrid Ewart, with reminisces of service as an officer with the Scots Guards from 1915 to the Armistice. Includes an account of a ‘pilgrimage’ to the battlefields in October 1919: p. 174.

Contents:
London to the Front: p. 9
Billets and the Firing Line: p. 16
Neuve Chapelle: p. 39
Christmas 1915: p. 69
Into the Salient: p. 80
Down to the Somme: p. 109
Ypres and Cambrai: p. 129
Arras to the Armistice: p. 153
Pilgrimage: p. 174
Geese and Guns: p. 181
The perfect Day: p. 208
In Secret Wessex: p. 215
The Country of ‘The Woodlanders’: p. 223
Southampton to New York: p. 242
To the Royal City of the Holy Faith: p. 260
Mexico: p. 287
Epilogue: p. 303

London: Rich and Cowan Ltd., 1934

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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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