THERE’S a DEVIL in THE DRUM

A classic. Lucy enlisted, with his brother in the RIR 1912, 2nd Bn. in France & gives a very fine account of the 1914-1915 campaign.His brother was killed at the Aisne & Lucy was eventually sent home for a rest: “My leave… was a nightmare.My sleep was broken & full of voices & the noises of war.The voices were those of officers & men who were dead… One morning was discovered standing up in bed facing a wall ready to repel an imaginary dawn attack.” Lucy was commissioned, returned to his bn. and fought at 3rd Ypres & Cambrai until wounded.

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