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Eastern Front   9 Books
BOTCHKAREVA (Maria) Yashka, My Life as Peasant, Exile & Soldier. 1st Ed., xii+339pp., portrait frontis. Constable. 1919  #54950
[HLMainPic] Enlisted in the Russian army in 1914 & rose to command the enchantingly named Russian Women's Battalion of Death, which unit saw much action on the Eastern Front. Orig. dec. cloth, rather rubbed & worn but sound throughout. See illustration on our website.   £25
CAROSSA (Hans) A Roumanian Diary. 1st USA Ed., [iv]+173pp. VG in sl. marked dw. NY: Knopf. 1930  #58874
[HLMainPic] German medical officer's personal account of three months on the Eastern Front (after service in France) Oct.-Dec. 1916. "The writer... was a battalion medical officer. He is today a celebrated novelist, & at the time when he kept this journal was certainly a master of beautiful prose... the descriptions of scenery, of the people of Transylvania, of scenes at an advanced dressing-station during a battle, of the writer's own thoughts & dreams are masterly." - Falls. Orig. red cloth with black cloth spinestrip, VG in sl. marked dw. See illustration on our website.   £65
GOURKO (Gen. Basil) Memories & Impressions of War & Revolution in Russia 1914-1917. 1st Ed., xvi+347pp., portrait frontis., 19 plates, 2 fldg. maps. Murray (Imperial Library edition). 1918  #55957
[HLMainPic] Gourko was Chief of Russian Imperial General Staff 1916-17 & C-in-C of Western Armies (i.e. the Eastern Front) March-June 1917. "it must rank as history rather than reminiscence... He gives an interesting but very guarded account of his work. He also describes the events of the Revolution..." Falls. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
HINDENBURG (Marshl von) Out of My Life. 1st Eng. Ed., xiii+458pp., portrait fronis., 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Cassell. 1920  #57451
[HLMainPic] Memoirs 1914-18 of German supreme commander. Orig. blue cloth, sp. sunned o.w VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
LIDDELL HART ([Capt. Basil]) The War in Outline 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 259pp., 7 maps (4 fldg.). VG in dw. Faber & Faber. 1936  #57396
[HLMainPic] The publisher claims that this is "not a mere miracle of condensation. It is the best possible introduction to more extended reading; while, taken in itself, it provides readers, who have no time for closer study, with a clear grasp of the general course of events & of the principles (& the errors) of the opposing strategies." - see sleeve notes. Nice copy in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
MCCORMICK (Major Robert R.) With the Russian Army: Being the Experiences of a National Guardsman. 1st Ed., xv+306pp., 33 illus. Macmillan. 1915  #47490
[HLMainPic] Impressions of an American attached to the Russian Army in 1915. Orig. red cloth, VG ex-lib. See illustration on our website.   £14
SERGEYEV-TSENSKY (S.) Brusilov's Break-Through: A Novel of the First World War. Trans. from Russian by Helen Altschuler. 1st UK Ed., 336pp. VG in dw. Hutchinson. [1945].  #58407
[HLMainPic] Documentary novel by a noted Russian author, reconstructing Brusilov's 1916 offensive. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
SWEETING (C.G.) Blood & Iron: The German Conquest of Sevastopol. 1st Ed., xxii+200pp., 113 photos. VG in dw. Washington: Brassey's. 2004  #57037
[HLMainPic] Campaign in the Crimea 1941-42. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
WILD (Max) Secret Service on the Russian Front. 1st Eng. Ed., 324pp. Geoffrey Bles. 1932  #58637
[HLMainPic] German officer's memoirs of the Eastern Front, initially as an Operations Orderly Officer at Eighth Army HQ 1914-15 inc. actions against Cossacks at Lautenburg &c., later in German espionage & counter-espionage service, & captured by the Russians, escaped across country to safety in 1918. Ex-lib. in qtr. calf lib. binding, unlovely but uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £15




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