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Ballads of Battle by Lance-Corporal Joseph Lee Black Watch 1917 WW1 war poetry

Ballads of Battle by Lance-Corporal Joseph Lee Black Watch 1917 WW1 war poetry

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Ballads of Battle by Lance-Corporal Joseph Lee Black Watch 1917 WW1 war poetry

Here is a book titled "Ballads of Battle" by Lance-Corporal Joseph Lee, 1st/4th Battalion Black Watch, with Illustrations by the Author.  Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, W. London.  First published in April 1916, this is the second reprint of January 1917.  

CONTENTS
Proem
The Half-hour's Furlough
Macfarlane's Dug-out
Freimdun Dhu : The Black Watch
My Rifle : Some Maxim's of Sergeant J. Callary
The Dead Man
The Penitent
The Bullet
The Green Grass
Stand-to!
At the Dawn : A Drama of the Trenches
The Drum
Soldier, Soldier
"I Canna See the Sergeant"
"When We Remembered ----------"
The Home-Coming
The Mirror
The Bayonet
"Stay-at-Home Hearts Are Best" - Not 'Alf
Invocation : Night in the Trenches
La Croix Rouge : A Wayside Calvary in Flanders
"When the Armada Sailed from Spain"
The Billet
Nocturnals : Tommy's Night Thoughts in the Trenches
The Combat
The Mouth-Organ
The Mother
Tommy and Fritz
The Broken Heart
Big Guns
Piou-Piou
Marching
Pick and Spade
Sheath not the Sword
Carrying-Party
Song of True Lovers
1815-1915 : One Hundred Years Ago Today
Requiem

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
La Croix Rouge (frontispiece)
Corporal, 69th Punjabis
Macfarlane in his Dug-out
Sergeant J. Callary
Dawn in the Trenches after Neuve Chapelle
Hira Singh
"By Black Hearths in the Broken Farm"Broken Trees at Ericht Redoubt
Typical Barn Billet
Corporal, Gurkha Regiment
The Old French Farm
Interior of the Barn
A Ghost Story at the Front
Subidar Major Jocundar Singh, 69th Punjabis
Piou-Piou
Hollow Tree Bivouac
"Somewhere in France"

7 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches.  101 pages.  Hardback in paper coated boards with red title to the front board and a red cloth spine with gilt stamped title.  No dust jacket.  Slight bumping and rubbing to the board corners and edges.  A small water splash mark to the red cloth ob the back board.  Spine slightly faded.  Front and rear endpapers and the half title page toned.  A small tear to the edge of the "Corporal, 69th Punjabis" illustration page, same to the reverse side along with a small piece of the paper surface has adhered to the edge of opposite page, page 1, please see below.  Some occasional slight gutter pulls but all pages secure and textblock sound.  Please scroll down to view images.  

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