[Typescript:] 'Two Years Ago', unpublished first-hand account of the D-Day landings.

(World War Two.) HUTCHINSON (George)

[Typescript:] 'Two Years Ago', unpublished first-hand account of the D-Day landings.

Description: original typescript with some manuscript corrections in ink and pencil, the first and last passages cut and laid down to a second sheet, pp. [6], 4to, sometime folded for sending, a little corner creasing, some rust from original paperclip, good condition

Publication Details: [1946]

Notes: An inside account of one of the defining episodes of the War, its power deriving from an understated tone: George Hutchinson narrates his part in history in a clear, unfussy fashion – providing sufficient detail to be literary, and with a measure of wit, but with no attempt, and no need, to create artificial drama. Hutchinson describes the reaction of the men, one of simultaneous pragmatism and trepidation as the 'Second Front' mooted for so long became a reality, as well as their equipment – both military and personal ('the little things sailors hope they'll save') – and how events unf...more

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Price: £400

Subject: History

Published Date: [1946]

Stock Number: 66350

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