First printing of first edition. Volume II (2) only. Generously illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams. Octavo/quarto borderline in size (25 cm high). These were written as comprehensive histories offering an inter-service view of the course of the conflict. Editors Major-General I.S.O. Playfair and C.J.C. Molony, with other co-editors. Series editor (of the United Kingdom Military Series) J.R.M. Butler. Contents of Vol II: The Germans Come to the Help of Their Ally, 424 pp. Ex public library. Condition: Library’s flamboyant stamps and labels etc prominent at front end papers and title page (including verso). Dust jacket worn and soiled, with library label affixed with clear tape. Boards somewhat worn. Maps crisp and clean, but with library stamps (Barking and Dagenham) to verso. Text block a little bumped. Sound reading copy.