“DUNKIRK TO BERLIN”: LARGE COLOR MAP CHARTING THE TRAVELS OF WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
(CHURCHILL, Winston). Dunkirk to Berlin June 1940-July 1945, A Map of the Historic Wartime Journeys undertaken by The Right Hon. Sir Winston Churchill… In Defence of the British Commonwealth and Empire. London: George Phillip & Son, . Broadsheet (measuring approximately four by three feet); original pictorial slipcase. $550.
Special-issue large (measuring nearly four feet by three feet) color map of Churchill’s travels during World War II, in original publisher’s slipcase.
The routes of Churchill's wartime trips abroad are shown, noted the conferences he attended and Churchill's mode of transport. Colorful vignette portraits of the planes and ships Churchill used appear at the foot of the map and include HMS Duke of York, HMS Renown, HMT Queen Mary, and the airplanes "Commando" and "Berwick." Churchill's popular six-volume memoir The Second World War, originally published between 1948 and 1954, was reissued in a cheaper edition by the Reprint Society between 1950 and 1956 for its World Books book club. "Upon publication of the sixth and final volume of the Reprint Society edition in April 1956, the publisher issued World Books members a folded slipcased 'Map of the Historic Wartime Journeys undertaken by The Right Hon. Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., O.M., C.H. in Defence of the British Commonwealth and Empire' to commemorate the 'completion of the Reprint Society edition of the Churchill war memoirs'" (Cohen A240.6(VI).a).
Original slipcase expertly restored. Map fine.