The Fusing of the Ploughshare: From East Anglia to Alamein the Story of a Yeoman at War - Henry R. RitchieDunmow: Henry Ritchie, 1990, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a little fraying to the laminate at the top edge of the upper panel. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block, more so to the top edge. Text complete, clean and tight.
Signed by the author, without dedication, on the first blank page — without provenance. 3rd edition, 1st printing, first published 1987. Includes: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Maps;
From the cover: “The Fusing of the Ploughshare is the story of an East Anglian farm worker who volunteers to join the colours of a Territorial Yeomanry Regiment before the Second World War, serving on the guns throughout the dark days of the Desert Campaigns in North Africa.
The account in the earlier chapters of East Anglian farming life is beautifully paced and written. It makes compulsive reading and abounds with fine descriptive passages, glistening with humour.
The course of the war in North Africa is faithfully followed and is a vivid account of life in the desert, the privations encountered during those dark and yet glorious days. Most of the military units mentioned in this book are actual regiments or formations.
Desert veterans will recall with nostalgia the wide and lonely spaces and the heat of the desert sun.”