BRIDGES, Tom. Alarms & Excursions. Reminiscences of a Soldier … With a Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill. London, Longmans Green and Co, 1938.
8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. vii, , 361, portrait frontispiece; spine a bit faded, otherwise very good; ownership inscription, dated 1938 to front paste-down.
First edition. Bridges served in Mafeking, Somaliland on the Western Front, on the Balkans and Bosphorus, in Izmir and Southern Russia. Churchill knew the author since Mafeking and had supported Bridges diplomatic mission to President Wilson and the US. 'Afterwards we both tried to amuse ourselves by painting pictures, and now he has joined me in writing books' writes Churchill admiringly in the preface.