Reprinting (1966) of first (1960) edition. Ex public library. Volume III (3) 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 III, British Fortunes Reach Their Lowest Ebb, 482 pp. Condition: Dust jacket rolled and chipped, now protected in transparent wrappers, but inexpertly folded over book; library’s stamps etc prominent at front end papers and title page (including verso). Boards slightly worn. Two of maps creased or worn from careless re-folding. Contents otherwise clean, sound and unmarked save an occasional discreet library stamp. Sound reading copy.