THE DAWN OF LIBERATION
The Fifth Volume of Winston Churchill’s War Speeches
First English Edition
Cassell and Co. [London]
Biblio: (Cohen A214.1.a) (Woods A107a)
8vo (338 pages, with frontispiece and five internal photographs)
Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Light blue cloth]
Item Number: 119
The Dawn of Liberation was the fifth volume of Churchill’s collected World War II speeches (covering 22 February-31 December 1944). The last great events of the war are included: D-Day and the invasion of France, the Soviet advances in the East, the future of Poland (grim) and Greece (hopeful), and the V2 rocket bombs halted finally by the Allied armies rolling into Europe. Churchill’s speeches were collected and published yearly throughout the war in the U.K. and the U.S.
This is a beautiful First English edition copy, in a lovely, unclipped dust jacket with a short, closed tear on the lower edge of the front face and a few insignificant creases. The cloth boards are crisp and fresh, with a very faint dent to each edge, front and rear. The contents are fine, with light foxing to the prelims only.