Riga: Izdevnieciba "Mir", . Octavo (20 × 14 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 228,  pp. With maps and diagrams throughout. Wrappers professionally restored; somewhat spotted and toned; insect damage to rear wrapper and final twenty leaves, not affecting text; still good or better.
First edition of this by Nikolai Golovin (1875-1944), the Russian military commander and historian, who taught tactics at the Academy of the General Staff in St. Petersburg from 1908. After the Revolution, he was able to escape to the West via Odessa and initially sought to join General Kolchak's "White Army" forces in the Far East. Upon finding Kolchak's army in retreat, Golovin returns to Western Europe and settled in Paris, authoring numerous works on the history of Russian imperial and revolutionary military tactics. The present work studies the development and current state of the British military forces, including its air force and navy, from the imperial days, in the colonies, as well as at home, with a special focus on Great Britain during World War I, the defense of London, and British involvement with Russia during the revolutionary year.
With publisher's catalog and advertising at rear.
Book ID: 50530