Manuscript notes

Scope and Content

Drafts of the `war chapters' of the novel (which comprise Books 6-8). These consist of rough drafts of work which obviously formed background material for the book (on the first sheet CEM has written `quarry only'). They are in no apparent order, and seem to be part of various different drafts; the hero is called alternately `Dick' and `Hugh'. The material is clearly based on CEM's own experiences in the War, particularly his time spent as an officer at GHQ escorting visitors to the Front; three sections are marked `war diary', so may have been adapted from CEM's own diary kept during his war service.