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Galan, Volodymyr (Gallan, Walter) - Bateriia Smerty (the Battery of Death) [Signed by Author]

S. l. (New York), Vydavnytstvo "Chervona Kalyna, 1968. First Edition. First edition, 1 of 1500 copies; 8 x 5 3/4; pp. [4], 5-239, [1]; glossy, gray wraps, printed in black; title in Ukrainian and English on facing pages; illustrated with numerous b&w photographs, color plates, and 7 maps (in a pocket on back wrap verso); a bit of light wear to edges and a few small rubbed spots to tips of spine and corners; map pocket with several snags and splits; overall in very good condition. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Volodymyr Galan, aka Walter Gallan (1893 - 1978) was a Ukrainian-American author and social activist. He served in the Austrian Army during the First World War and, later, commanded a unit in the Ukrainian-Galician Army, known as The Battery of Death. After emigrating to the US in 1923, he established the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and founded the United Ukrainian Veterans of America. He was also the founder, executive director, and president of the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee. His current book contained his personal narrative of his time in the army. Very good .
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 140.25 | £UK 120.5 | JPą 23233] Book number 002803

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