Preface by Sir Winston Churchill KG and an Introduction by John TerraineThis is the story of one man's secret battle against himself, as he is tested and brought to breaking point, first in Gallipoli, then with his young wife in London, and finally in the trenches of the Western Front. The Secret Battle by A. P. Herbert was first published in 1919, when the Great War was only just over, and few books about that terrible conflict have equalled it in its dignity, accuracy and power. The author fought at Gallipoli and in France , and the novel is imbued with the sights, sounds and smells that he experienced."Written with classic restraint and something of classic beauty" Arnold BennettDesigned to appeal to the booklover, the Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound hardback gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.