Dover During the Dark Days

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Author, "Dug-Out" (aka Lieutenant Commander Stanley W> Coxon, RNVR. Publisher John Lane Co, 1919. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Minor wear to board edges with upper spine torn on one side , Dark tan to edges consistent with age. Plates in good condition, stamped to reverses only. No inscriptions.


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"To begin with. I have been asked, why the title? My reply is, what other? The alliteration is good, it sounds well, and it is true. For when the Hun declared war from the air, Dover certainly had mere than its fair Share of dark days. Owing to the frequency of air raids, and the impossibility of getting early warning of the enemy's arrival, all the lights in the town had to be reduced to a minimum, and special constables, with their constant demands for covering up crevices and. Keyholes, were the bane of Dover's existence. In fact, it may be said that for eighteen hours out of the twenty-four' all was dark. Dark in any other sense of the word we certainly were not. We were never dismal nor doleful; on the contrary, we were always merry and bright."

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