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An Army in Exile. The Story of the Second Polish Corps.
- London, Macmillan, 1949. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; illustrated dust-wrappers; pp. xvi, 319, highly illustrated with plates after photographs and maps, some of which in two colours; wrappers with minor marginal flaws, front fly-leaf with cut-away corner, otherwise very good. First edition of a scarce and important book, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to R. M. A. Hankey, sometime Naval Intellicence Division operative, minister in Chamberlain's war time cabinet, and civil servant under Churchill. The story of the Anders Army is one of men (and some women) finding themselves in Stalin's prison camps in 1940, the formation of a Polish exile army, swelling in numbers whilst travelling out of Asia via Iran and Palestine, liberating Italy, including winning the series of decisive epic battles of Montecassino. General Anders inscribed this copy to Baron Hankey in Polish in December, 1949. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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