Prelude to Victory
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Jonathan Cape, London.
Red cloth boards.
Boards have split along part of front spine, although binding feels otherwise secure. general wear and scuffing. Printed pages, photographs and maps are mainly clear and unmarked.
First edition, 1939.
Illustrated by over 50 black and white photographs. Nine maps, five of which fold out. Extensive appendices of letters and documents. 640 pp.
Introduction by Winston Churchill. A detailed account focusing on the year 1917 during WWI, and on the endurance and courage of British and French soldiers before the tide finally began to turn towards eventual victory.