Octavo, 158pp. Blue hardcover, title in gilt on spine, title on front cover. Some wear at seams, shelf wear along bottom panel, bumped corners. Stated “first printing” on copyright page with limitation statement noting that this book was “Published for private circulation in the British Army of the Rhine.” Illustrated with 16 full color fold-out maps. Inscribed by Field Marshall Montgomery on the front free end paper: “To Brigadier Tomes, Colonel: The R. Warwickshire R., with all good wishes from the author. B.L. Montgomery Field Marshall. Berlin 6-1-46.”
Comments: The recipient of this book, Brigadier CT Tomes CBE, DSO, MC, served in both World War I and World War II. During WWII, he served in the Northern Command with Field Marshall Montgomery.