By Major-General S. Woodburn Kirby; Major L. F. Ellis; Michael Howard
London   Her Majesty's Stationery Office
10" by 7" xxii, 568; xvii, 541; xviii, 455; xxvii, 773pp.
A smart four volume set of this historical study on the Second World War, with the original dust wrappers.
By Major-General S. Woodburn Kirby; Major L. F. Ellis; Michael Howard

1957-1970 History of the Second World War

London   Her Majesty's Stationery Office
10" by 7" xxii, 568; xvii, 541; xviii, 455; xxvii, 773pp.
A smart four volume set of this historical study on the Second World War, with the original dust wrappers.
£290.00
: 3kgs / : 893T71

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Description

First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

Four volumes from the History of the Second World War series. First edition. This set includes: The War Against Japan, 1957. Volumes one and two of five. An official history of the war against Japan from the point of view of the British commanders in the Far East. Written from official sources and consultations with the principal protagonists. Volume one is illustrated with a frontispiece, twenty-five photographic plates, and twenty-eight maps. Volume two is illustrated with a frontispiece, thirty-four photographic plates, and twenty maps. Collated complete. Written by Major General Stanley Woodburn Kirby, a British Army officer who served in both World Wars. Victory in the West, 1968. Volume two of three. The story of how Hitler's Germany was defeated and compelled by the Allies to accept unconditional surrender less than a year after the Allies had made a forced landing in Normandy. Illustrated with sixty-one plates and forty-four maps. Collated complete. Written by Lionel Frederic Ellis, a British Army officer and military historian. Grand Strategy, 1970. Volume four of four. Detailing how in July of 1942 the Allied fortunes appeared to be at their lowest ebb, yet at the same time the Western Allies were planning the counter-stroke against French North Africa which would transform the situation. Illustrated with a frontispiece and seventeen maps. Collated complete. With the review slip with the compliments of the Director of Publications of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Written by Michael Howard, a British politician who served as Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition.

Condition

In the original full cloth binding. Externally, very smart with light rubbing and minor fading to the extremities. Original dust wrappers are unclipped other than Grand Strategy which is price-clipped. Wrappers are also smart with light wear and minor chipping. Light loss to the head of the spine of The War Against Japan Volume One. The odd small mark to the panels. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with the odd spot. Contemporary ink inscription to the front endpaper of Victory in the West.

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