Books: Funeral March

A PASSIONATE PRODIGALITY by Guy Chapman, 281 pages, Holt, Rinehart & Winston. $5.

If you want to find the ol' battalion

I know where they are; I know where they are; I know where they are;

If you want to find the ol' battalion, I know where they are;

They're hangin' on the ol' barb' wire.

War changes all tunes. When Guy Chapman, a fledgling lawyer from the best of schools—Westminster and Oxford—marched off to war in 1915, his ragged battalion of London clerks, shopkeepers and dockers kept more or less in step to the bombastic brass of The British Grenadiers. Three years later, when,...

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