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Contents

INTRODUCTION

A Note on the Texts

Acknowledgements

I REMINISCENCES

An Englishman Looks at the World

‘Pon... ti... pri... ith’

Arms and the Mind/War and the Mind A Day of Battle

I: Arms and the Mind

War and the Mind

II. The Enemy

Trois Jours de Permission

Epilogue

From I Revisit the Riviera

Preparedness

II FICTION

True Love & a GCM

Six Short Stories: The Scaremonger

‘Fun! – It’s Heaven’

Pink Flannel

The Colonel’s Shoes

Enigma

The Miracle

III PREFACES

Preface to Their Lives, by Violet Hunt

The Trail of the Barbarians

From ‘A Note by way of Preface’ to All Else is Folly by Peregrine Acland

The Three Dedicatory Letters to Parade’s End

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