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Britanskii Soiuznik: Ezhenedel'nik. Izdanie Ministerstva Informatsii Velikobritanii [The British Ally: A Weekly. Published by the Ministry of Information of Great Britain.] Vol. I, No. 12 (1 November 1942) through Vol. II, No. 36 (5 September 1943).

Thirty-three issues total of the rare WWII Allied Forces informational and propaganda weekly journal, issued by the British Information Ministry in agreement with Soviet authorities, first in Kuybyshev (now known as Samara) and then in Moscow beginning in July 1943, containing information for Soviet citizens about British life, culture, and society. Illustrated profusely throughout, primarily from photographs. Some scattered wear and minor soiling, some scattered nicks, one issue with some wear and a tear to right margin, old horizontal creases across center of issues. Small folio/tabloid. Original newsprint self-wrpps. Kuybyshev and Moscow, 1942-1943.

Britanskii Soiuznik was published from 1942 until 1950, when increasing discrepancies between British and Soviet policies forced its closure. During its years of publication, the journal contained many photographic spreads documenting British life and the war effort, on topics such as hospitals, the subway system in London, naval warfare, air raids, and the campaign in Tunisia. Circulation peaked at about 50,000 copies. Extremely scarce; as of December 2018, WorldCat locates only a single institution in North America with any holdings.

Book ID: 48985

Price: $3,750.00