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A Signaller's War: The Sketchbook Diary of Pte L. Ellis

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Edited with supporting text by David Langley

As the First World War roared into its second year, 17-year-old Lawrence Ellis marched into his recruitment office and signed up, eager to fight for King and Country. Underage, as so many were, it wasn t until he had cut his teeth in the Royal Field Artillery that Ellis joined the Corps of Royal Signallers.

It was some years after the war, however, that the private began to commit his memories to art and words. A Signaller s War includes a poignant selection of Ellis images, portraying the conditions, experiences and hopes of the common soldier in the trenches of the Western Front. Often humorous, sometimes horrific, always honest, this collection is a unique insight into the life of a young volunteer who grows from a boy to a man during his service, after witnessing the aftermath of the Somme and action at Cambrai. He was not a trained artist, writer or diarist, yet his work demonstrates a skill and sensitivity that will leave the reader breathless.

THANK YOU! By purchasing this product directly from The Tank Museum, you are supporting us in our efforts to conserve and preserve our unique collections now and for generations to come.

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