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Eastern Front   8 Books
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The Rise & Fall of the German Air Force (1933 to 1945). RESTRICTED Air Ministry Pamphlet No. 248. 1st Ed., xix+422pp., 100+ photos., 26 maps (some fldg.) & 5 tables. Air Ministry. 1948  #62868
[HLMainPic] Detailed operational history compiled for use in staff college &c., with excellent photos., maps &c. Orig. blue cloth, somewhat serviceworn, generally VG with several ink stamps of No. 34 Maintenance Unit Technical Lib. See illustrations on our website.   £45
BUCHANAN (Sir George) My Mission to Russia & Other Diplomatic Memories. 3rd Imp., 2 Vols., xvi+253pp., portrait frontis., 6 plates & viii+280pp., portrait frontis., 8 plates, 2 fldg. maps. Cassell. 1923  #64255
[HLMainPic] Important & rare memoirs of British Ambassador to Petrograd (St. Petersburg), 1910-1918: much on the military situation on the Eastern Front, the Bolshevik Rising &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £220
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
CAROSSA (Hans) A Roumanian Diary. 1st Eng. Ed., 252pp. VG in dw. Martin Secker. 1929  #64073
[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. yellow cloth, minor wear, VG & scarce in somewhat tanned dw. See illustrations on our website.   £75
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  #64254
[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.   £120
PARES (Sir Bernard) My Russian Memoirs. 1st Ed., 623pp., 40 illus. Cape. 1931  #64415
[HLMainPic] Pares, academic, historian, diplomat & Russian specialist was official British observer with the Russian Armies in the Field in 1914-15 then seconded to the British Embassy in Petrograd from where he reported to London & was involved in Propaganda. During the Revolution he supported the Whites & gave lectures to Kolchak's Army, but later became a supporter of the Soviet Union. Orig. green cloth, gilt, sp. tanned, some splitting to joints, ink inscrip. to paste-down of Anglo-American Society, St. Raphael, orig. sleeve notes from jacket pasted to ffep. Sound thus & scarce. See illustration on our website   £50
SCOTLAND LIDDELL (R., Lt. in the Russian Army) "Sestra" (Sister): Sketches from the Russian Front. 1st Ed., viii+244pp. H&S. 1917  #63312
[HLMainPic] Robert Scotland Liddell (1885-1972) was a British reporter & photographer for The Sphere. He arrived in Petrograd in the spring of 1915 to cover events on the Russian Front & soon moved to Warsaw, where he served as a member of the Group of Polish Red Cross Volunteers with the Russian army (with the rank of Lieutenant). Here he records, in a combination of prose & reported speech, both his experiences & his admiration for nurses alongside whom he worked. Orig. brown cloth, titled in black, little rubbed & worn, generally VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £85
THURSTAN (Violetta) The People Who Run: Being The Tragedy of The Refugees in Russia. 1st Ed., ix+176pp., map. VG in dw. London & NY: Putnam's. 1916  #64275
[HLMainPic] A moving & rare account of those Russians who fled their homes before the German advance in the east in 1914-15. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sl. tanned o/w VG in little chipped dw & especially scarce as such. See illustrations on our website.   £225

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