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With an introduction by Winston Churchill. Often known as “The last of the Post Impressionists", Maze met Churchill in the trenches, forming a lifelong friendship. Joining the British Expeditionary Force at La Harve in 1914 as an interpreter, Maze's lifelong love of the English and daring war exploits led him to nearly being shot as a Spy by his own side, saved on his way to the firing squad by a passing acquaintance from the Royal Scots Grey. Maze continued in the fight, wounded three times in four years. He was awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal by the British, and the Croix de Guerre and Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur. He went on to be the official painter of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation, among other feats.

Maze, Pau. A Frenchman in Khaki,

SKU: 1121
  • William Heinemann, London, 1934.

    First edition, large octavo. Publisher's brown cloth with title to spine in gilt. Spine rolled, corners bumped, a few marks and signs of wear. Internally bright and clean save endpapers which are foxed and toned. Expected seven photographs and five maps intact. Laboured pencil inscription "JOHNY. MY, DARLING" to front pastedown. 

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