1948-1954 The Second World War
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
First edition, first impression of Winston S. Churchill's complete six volume account of the Second World War.
Churchill wrote the books with a team of assistants, using his own notes and access to official documents whilst he was still working a a politician. The books trace the build up and commencement of the Second World War from Churchill's own point of view.
Volume I, The Gathering Storm, first published in 1948, examines the events which led Britain to war with Germany. With fourteen maps and diagrams, with one map being folding.
Volume II, Their Finest Hour, first published in 1949, considers the fall of France. With eighteen maps and diagrams and three folding maps.
Volume III, The Grand Alliance, first published in 1950, contains Churchill's personal story of the Second World War through 1941. With eighteen maps and diagrams and three folding maps.
Volume IV, The Hinge of Fate, first published in 1951, considers how the power of the grand alliance became preponderant. With thirty-three maps and diagrams and four folding maps.
Volume V, Closing the Ring, first published in 1952, covers the decisive twelve months between June 1943 and June 1944. With eighteen maps and diagrams and three folding maps.
Volume VI, Triumph and Tragedy, first published in 1954, brings Churchill's history of the Second World War to a close. With sixteen maps and diagrams and eleven folding maps.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, the volumes are smart with a few light marks to the boards. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound with bright and clean pages. In the original unclipped dustwrappers which are generally smart. There is some chipping to the heads and tails of the spines and a small hole to the spine of volume vi. Volumes i and ii are more faded than the other dustwrappers and there are a few marks to the wraps.
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