Brett-James, Antony, editor.1812: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF NAPOLEON'S DEFEAT IN RUSSIA. New York St. Martin's 1966 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 312 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w reproductions, maps/battle plans. "(The author) has recreated the Russian campaign and the retreat from Moscow through the eyes of those who took part on both sides - some of them leading actors in the tragedy, others writers and diarists whose contemporary accounts reflect the impact of the campaign on the European scene, and still others who suffered the privations and brutality of war without understanding the reasons or meaning behind it all. The result is a narrative of compelling interest." One page with small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on inside and on edges of flaps.
Lucas, James.GERMANY'S ELITE PANZER FORCE: GROSSDEUTSCHLAND. Book Club Associates, London, (1979). 152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "Grossdeutschland's historic rise from an Infantry Regiment to a Panzer Corp in six years with its consequent accretion in strength brought with it new military responsibilities. The Regiment started life Changing the Guard in pre-war Berlin, was later engaged in hard and testing battles in the central and southern sectors of the Eastern Front and eventually became 'Fuhrer's fire brigade' - put in wherever the need was greatest: whether for rock-like and unyielding defence or berserker courage in attack..." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG