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War Diaries of Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke: The Turn Of The Tide [and] Triumph In The West

First Edition


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War Diaries of Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke: The Turn of the Tide and Triumph in the West, from the library of Prime Minister Anthony Eden, fellow member of Churchill’s War Cabinet.

Octavo, [two volumes], 766pp; 576pp. Black cloth (volume I), red cloth (volume II), title stamped in gilt on both volumes. Both volumes are first editions, with The Turn of The Tide being a third impression, and Triumph in the West being a first impression. Frontispiece portrait in both volumes, with nine maps in text. Both volumes with solid text blocks, notable wear from handling to volume I. Both in near fine dust jackets, bright and vibrant colors, retail price on front flap, light wear along edges. Volume I has copious notes and underlining by Eden, including comments about Churchill Cabinet, his speeches, and his relationship with Alanbrooke. Volume II contains laid-in notes from Eden.

The private diaries of Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, were edited by the distinguished historian Arthur Bryant. Alanbrooke never intended for the diaries to become public, writing them to vent his frustration with British leadership and as a record for his wife. He reluctantly changed his mind after Winston Churchill released his war memoirs, giving little credit to Alanbrooke or his fellow commanders for field tactics. The diaries released by Arthur Bryant were abridged since Alanbrooke did not want to criticize anyone who was still alive. The full diaries were released in 2001 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, titled War Diaries 1939-1945, edited by Daniel Todman and Alex Danchev.

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First Edition

Date Published

1957 / 1959




Very Good

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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