In The Line 1914-1918 by Georg Bucher 1st / 1st 1932
London: Jonathan Cape (1932). First UK edition in very good condition. The binding is quite clean with only a couple of light marks. There is some light foxing marks to a few pages and more so to the text block. Overall a very good copy.
George Bücher served as an infantryman from 1914 through the end of the war, seeing action at a startling number of the most important battles, including the Marne, Verdun, the Somme, Ypres, the Vosges, and the 1918 Spring Offensive. This book tells the story of Bücher’s war in vivid detail, revealing how his psychological state changed as time went on--and as he saw friend after friend killed. Bücher is an unsparing narrator, showing us how easily a man can transform from an ordinary human into a pitiless killing machine. Rare.