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THE PRISONERS' PROGRESS: An Illustrated Diary of the March Into Captivity of the Last of the British Army in France - June 1940.

£100.00
Book ID
008491
Author
HUNT, Leslie C. [2nd Lieutenant, The East Surrey Regiment, No. 1351, of Oflag VIIC, Germany].
Publisher
Hutchinson
Binding
Hardcover
Published
1941
Type/size
4to - over 9? - 12" tall
Notes
Numbered limited edition [661/1000]. Very good condition large horizontal quarto, blue cloth, blocked in gold spine not printed, fading to all faces, light foxing to end papers, internally clean and bright, introduction outlining the conditions of the march, eight coloured maps, title page has the facsimile of stamp of the British Censor dated 7 Jul 1941, each page has the facsimile of the prison camp censor's stamp. on rear free end paper in previous owner's hand a poem from Oflag IX A/H 1943: After the war wont it be funny / To hear the chink of silver money. / To go for a walk without a guard / To sit on a chair that isn't hard. / To eat of a plate that isn't iron / To have a comfortable bed to lie on......." The previous owner's husband was taken prisoner following Dunquerque, spent the war in German Prison Camps; after the war he returned to help with the reconstruction of Germany. [QP]
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