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Private Army - PENIAKOFF, Vladimir

Jonathan Cape, 1950, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ a little faded with some light soiling. Mildly bumped at head and tail of spine. Offset to endpapers. Some light spotting.

Portraiture frontispiece. Popski's Private Army - the smallest independent British unit - came officially into being in November 1942. Under his command the whole art of war was reduced to the scale of a unit one hundred and twenty strong. He sometimes writes with almost self-effacing modesty, but the book is dyed with his personality, and it explains the success of his leadership in unorthodox methods of warfare. 512pp. Index. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.


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