Eight Years Overseas. 1939-1947.
WILSON Field-Marshal Lord (nd (1948).)
£60.00 [First Edition]
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Foreword by General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower. Maps(1 folding), illustrations, cartographic endpapers. First edition, second impression. 8vo., cloth. London, Hutchinson.
A presentation copy, inscribed on the half title page 'To Julian Amery, with kind wishes from the Author as a memento of Mediterranean days Wilson. F.M. Apl 20/50'. Wilson's military career stretched from service in the second Boer War, both World Wars, to being the British Military representative on the committee in Washington which oversaw the development of the atom bomb. He was responsible for the rout of the Italian Army in North Africa in 1941, and served in Egypt, Greece, Syria, Iraq and Palestine, and in 1944 succeeded Eisenhower as Commander in Chief Mediterranean. Amery served in the eastern Mediterranean in 1941-2, in the Middle East, Malta, and Yugoslavia.
Covers slightly spotted.
Stock Code: 221903