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MONTGOMERY, Sir Bernard Law, Viscount (1887-1976). Field Marshal.
Normandy to the Baltic, first edition, April 1946, printed for private circulation, full red morocco, gilt lettered to cover and spine. Inscribed to (Sir) Oliver Leese (1894-1978) and dated Berlin 26 April 1946. Frontispiece and forty-eight folding maps (45) and diagrams (3).
A fine copy of a rare publication with an excellent association, the binding very slightly worn at the top, rust marks in the gutters of the preliminaries. Together with a copy of the 1947 reprint of the same book.
 Oliver Leese had served with Montgomery in North Africa including the El Alamein campaign, and succeeded him as commander of the Eighth Army at the end of 1943 before becoming commander-in-chief, allied land forces, south-east Asia in October 1944.
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