Titre : POCZATEK DROGI
Éditeur : Warsaw; Wydaw. Min. Obrony Narodowej
Date d'édition : 1962
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Publishers cloth. 8vo. 387,  pages. 21 cm. First Polish edition. "Beginning of the Road" is a memoir of the second world war by Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov, famous for his command of the heroic defense of Stalingrad. He presents numerous portraits and anecdotes of various fighters and heroes of the defense of Stalingrad in this volume. "After the victory at Stalingrad, the 62nd was redesignated as the Soviet 8th Guards Army. Chuikov then commanded the 8th Guards as part of 1st Belorussian Front and led its advance through Poland, finally heading the Soviet offensive which conquered Berlin in April/May 1945. Chuikov's advance through Poland was characterized by massive advances across difficult terrain (on several occasions, the 8th Guards Army advanced over 40 miles in a single day) . On May 1, 1945, Chuikov, who commanded his army operating in central Berlin, was the first Allied officer to learn about Adolf Hitler's suicide, being informed by General Hans Krebs who came to Chuikov's headquarters under a white flag. He accepted the surrender of Berlin's forces from General Helmuth Weidling. Chuikov appeared in the documentary film Berlin (1945) , directed by Yuli Raizman" (Wikipedia, 2012) . Subjects: Cujkov, Vasilij Ivanovic (1900-1982) . Memoir. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (NUKAT Polish Union Catalog) . Previous owners name on inside. Very good + condition in very good jacket. Scarce. (HOLO2-99-5). N° de réf. du libraire 30183
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