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The Great War

In Twenty-Six Parts

By Winston Churchill

1933 - London - George Newnes Limited 

10" by 7"

 

 
 

 
 

 

DETAILS

An uncommon collection of these periodicals dealing with the scenes and various fronts associated with the first world war, in the original 26 fortnightly parts.

Bound in their original pictorial wrappers.

Fully illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps.

Chapters include: 1905-1910 Milestones to Armageddon, 1911 The Crisis of Agadir, The Dusk of Hapsburg, 1914 The Murder of Archduke, Ireland and the European Balance,The Austrian Ultimatum, The Fronts and the Combatants, The Crisis, Declarations of War, The Mobilization of the Navy, 1914 The Passage of the Army, The Invasion of France, The Marne, The Mobilization Interval, The Assembly of the Eastern Armies, Austria Against Russia, The Battle of Lemberg, The Invasion of East Prussia, The Battle of Tannenberg, The First Masurian Lakes, The End of the World Crisis.

Pagination is continuous, with part 26 ending on page 1668.

Churchill was also a prolific writer of books, writing a novel, two biographies, three volumes of memoirs, and several histories in addition to his many newspaper articles. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values".Two of his most famous works, published after his first premiership brought his international fame to new heights, were his six-volume memoir The Second World War and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples; a four-volume history covering the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain (55 BC) to the beginning of the First World War (1914).

With contemporary advertisements throughout.

 On front wraps of parts 1 through 21 is printed "To be completed in about 24 fortnightly parts." On front wraps of parts 22 through 26 is printed "To be concluded in twenty-six parts."

Complete in twenty-six parts.

CONDITION

In original pictorial paper wraps. Externally, all parts are sound and bright, with some light chipping to the extremities, and marks to the rear wraps. Minor loss to the spines of parts 3, 7, 13, 19, 21 and 25. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound and bright, with only the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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