The Great War [The World Crisis] - Sir Winston Spencer Churchill 1933 - 1934 - George Newnes Limited, London - First Edition in Book Form As first lord of the admiralty and minister for war and air, Winston Churchill stood resolute at the centre of international affairs.

In this first illustrated edition of his classic account, Churchill dramatically details how the tides of despair and triumph flowed and ebbed as the political and military leaders of the time navigated the dangerous currents of world conflict.

An elegantly bound three volume set of the first edition in book form (preceded by the 26 serial magazine parts) and constituting the first illustrated edition of Churchill's
The World Crisis, with a brand new foreword by the author.

Profusely illustrated with photographic plates throughout.
  Vividly recounting the major campaigns that shaped the war: the furious attacks of the Marne, naval manoeuvres off Jutland, Verdun's "soul-stirring frenzy," and the surprising victory of Chemins des Dames. Here, too, he re-creates the dawn of modern warfare: the buzz of aeroplanes overhead, trench combat, artillery thunder, and the threat of chemical warfare. In Churchill's inimitable voice we hear how "the war to end all wars" instead gave birth to every war that would follow. Written with unprecedented flair and knowledge of the events, The World Crisis remains the single greatest history of World War I, essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the twentieth century.

References: Richard M Langworth
Guide to the Books of Winston S Churchill (London 1998) p118-120. Woods, Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill . See also Cohen.

Three quarto volumes (24.5 x 18 cm). pp. [4] iv 512 [2]; [4] iv 513-1024 [2]; [4] iv 1025-1668 [2].
  Elegantly bound in recent half blue morocco over blue cloth, with raised bands, titles and 'lions rampant' tooled in gilt to spines.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 108166   Price: HK$ 6,800