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GRIVAS, George.

General Grivas on Guerrilla Warfare.

Translated by A. A. Pallis.

Published: New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1965

Stock code: 107270

Price: £350

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First US edition in English, uncommon, this translation first published as Guerrilla Warfare and EOKA’s struggle: a politico-military study (London 1964); issued first in the original Greek as Agon EOKA kai Antartopolemos (Athens 1964). Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title verso: “Freely given to: Frederic R. Smith, my Brother in Arms, sincerely George Grivas”. Grivas (1897-1974) led the EOKA guerilla campaign (1955-59) against British focres on Cyprus. The recipient may be Frederic R. Smith, a major in the Weapons Company of the 2nd Marines who fought at what is known as “Bloody Tarawa” (20-23 November 1943) where the 2nd Marines sustained particularly heavy losses and were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its “outstanding performance in combat”. Books inscribed by Grivas are rare.

Octavo. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered spine. Spine rolled. A very good copy.

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