First edition. Printed by W. J. Parrett Ltd. 25 Cech Square, Margate. 1947. Original blue buckram, gilt lettering to upper board. (5), 144pp. 8 photo plates. 8 maps. Covers slightly darkened, a nice crisp copy with no inscriptions. Light indentations to board edge from rubber band. Line drawn maps of England Battery Locations, Battery Routes, From the Beaches to Falaise, The Pursuit to the Seine, The Channel Ports, The Scheldt, The Maas and the River, The Reichswald Forest and the Rhine. "This Diary is not meant to be good prose. It is not meant to be official. It almost certainly offends against a number of K.Rs. It is the Diary of a Battery Officers Mess. Its several authors wrote, when the spirit moved them and often in the oddest of places" Foreword by Major John Tilney of the Battery.
Author 85th (Essex) Medium Battery Royal Artillery
Binding Original blue cloth, gilt
Publisher Printed by W. J. Parrett. Margate
Pages (6), 144