London: The Daily Express, 1928. Author's Corrected Proof Sheet of the First Publication. Henry Williamson's Heavily Corrected & Re-Written Proof of the First Publication of this iconic World War One piece. Large sections of the printed text are crossed out and approx. 300 words added in the author's hand. "Henry Williamson's Corrections Published 17/9/28" in holograph at head of sheet. The corrected text matches exactly that of the version published in The Daily Mail on that date. Williamson later re-wrote the piece and it appears in slightly different form as the ‘Apologia Pro Vita Mea’ in THE WET FLANDERS PLAIN (1929). Newsprint, 51 x 49.5 cm, paper browning, old folds, some wear, now loosely mounted on tissue & archivally matted. Unique. A stunning piece. Item #311475
¶ An incredibly powerful anti-war polemic. Williamson fought on the Western Front 1914-1917, and was witness to the 1914 "Christmas Truce" between the allied and Imperial German forces.