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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Paperback Cover Cavalcade: Horrors of WWI

The Lousier War by W. A. Tucker
New English Library 0450-01972, Jul 1974, 125pp, 30p.

A paperback original. W. A. Tucker joined the Territorial Army soon after the outbreak of war and then, in November 1914, joined the 15th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, known as the London-Welsh, before shipping to France with the 38th  (Welsh) Divisional Cyclist company. He was captured by Germans in April 1918 and was held as a P.O.W. until the war ended.

The author may be William Albert Tucker born in Dalston, London, on 27 March 1897, the son of Alfred Tucker (a saddler) and his wife Alice Gemma, who died in Walthamstow, London, on 29 July 1987.

Lice by Blaise Cendrars
Translated from the French La Main Coupee (Paris, Editions Denoel, 1946), first published in Great Britain by Peter Owen Ltd., 1973
New English Library 0450-01964-0, Sep 1974, 191pp, 40p.

For more information on Blaise Cendrars see Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. David Ainsworth26 Jun 2012, 08:39:00

    This book is held (2 copies) in the stock of Woodford Green Local Studies Library, Redbridge, which may be a clue to his identity.

    David Ainsworth