Marble Arch 2014
Hardback 320pp Illustrated
9781476777559   Product Code: 21122
Andrew Davison tells the story of the 1st Cameronians, who achieved notoriety for selling the Great War's first front line photographs, and Fred Davidson, their 25-year-old medical officer, one of the first doctors to win the Military Cross. The book presents the photographs taken (despite the ban on cameras) by Fred and his fellow officers, to offer an unusually intimate portrait of life among the 'Old Contemptibles', from a parade ground in Glasgow to the brothels of Armentieres. Off-mint.