Birth of an Army

Austin, A. B.
Publication Date 1943
Publisher Victor Gollancz
Binding Hardback
Condition Very good copy in good+ dust wrapper
SKU 19161
Notes Green cloth with gilt titles is very bright but titles are a little rubbed. Dust wrapper is tanned and edge worn. Some nice contemporary gift inscriptions from the 1940s to endpaper. Text is clean. Binding is sound.


Hardback. A fictional style first-hand account of the Tunisia campaign of the Second World War. As well as being war correspondent with the Daily Herald A. B. Austin had previous service with the Air Ministry as a Wing Commander engaged on press work with Fighter Command (1939 - 1940). He was killed in action, aged 40, at Scafati (September 1943) and is buried in Salerno. Third edition.
Price: £12.00
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