El Alamein to the River Sangro.
MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN Field-Marshal the Viscount (1946.)
£450.00 [First Edition]
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Map frontispiece, 16 folding maps. First edition. 8vo., blue paper boards re-backed re-using the original spine. Published for private circulation in the British Army of the Rhine.
A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'To George Surtees with all good wishes. B.L.Montgomery Field-Marshal. Berlin 7-1-46'. A small photograph loosely inserted, annotated in pencil on the reverse 'Ramsgate Harbour 9-6-29'. Although Montgomery does not include a rank in his inscription, it is likely to be to Major-General George Surtees, who saw service in North Africa and the Middle East in the Second World War. Montgomery was in Berlin as Military Governor of the British Zone of Occupation, and member of the Allied Control Commission.
3 of the maps with small tears, one repaired, spine rubbed and creased, missing 5cm piece from the top.
Stock Code: 221908