First edition, second impression. The publisher's retained copy. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 8 photographic plates and 10 maps. A very good copy, the binding firm, although starting slightly at the front inner-hinge, and with just a little spotting to the boards and a small area of fading to the head of the spine. The contents with the publisher's "Archive Copy" stamp to the title page, spotting to the text block edge, a pen line to the fore-edge, and some foxing to the endpapers, are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the dustwrapper, as well as the publisher's wrap around. The dustwrapper has minor wear to the extremities, a little toning, a small tear to the head of the spine, and the publisher's "File Copy" stamp to the front panel. Overall, a nice copy of a scarce title.
Issued in the same month as the first printing (July 1941). An account of the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland in 1939-40, as observed by Cox whilst working as a journalist. Cox was critical of Russia's actions in Finland, but foresaw the importance of the Red Army in defeating Germany. Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.
Stock code: 16750