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A History Of Warfare

First Edition | First Printing



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First edition of A History of Warfare by Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, an association copy from Gen. Marshall B. Garth to Gen. Stan McClellan, both members of the 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army.

Quarto, 584pp. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine, illustrated endpapers. Multiple color photographic illustrations. No additional printings mentioned. Binding stable, but previously read, front hinge starting. In the publisher’s dust jacket, price clipped, sunning to spine, bright illustrations on covers.

Signed on the half-title: “To: Gen. McClellan / An old friend + great Army Officer. Good luck & success in the future. Marshall B. Garth / Major General USA / Cmdg 3rd Inf. Div.”

This copy is inscribed by Major General Marshall B. Garth (1919-1995). Garth served with the 104th Division during World War II in Belgium and Holland, where he earned the British Military Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart. After World War II, he became a commissioned officer and served in China. He later served in Korea, spent three years at Supreme Allied Command in Europe, and did numerous tours at the Pentagon. During the Vietnam War, he commanded the III Corps and left the country with the last troops in 1974.

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