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Ukrainian Independence – Displaced Persons

Pokhid Ukrains’kykh Armii na Kyiv–Odesu v 1919 rotsi: korotkyi voienno-istorychnyi ohliad [The deployment of Ukrainian armies to Kyiv and Odessa in 1919: a brief military-historical overview], vol. I (parts 1 and 2) and II (part 3; all published).

Munich: Vyd-vo Khvylovoho and Drukarnia S. Sliusarchuk, 1946. Octavos (22 × 16 cm). Original printed wrappers; 110 and 200 pp. Each volume with an inserted staple-stitched pamphlet of 22 and 27 maps respectively, printed in red and black. Good or better; stamps of a Ukrainian diaspora youth organization; one volume with wear to spine; the other with label to front wrapper.

Second edition (first published in L’viv, by Dilo, in 1921) of this extensive historical overview, with numerous tactical maps, of the deployment of Ukrainian armies to Kyiv and Odessa in 1919, during Ukraine’s War of Independence (1917–1921). The author, Mykola Kapustianskyi (1879–1969) was a prominent Ukrainian military and political figure who had served as general of the Ukrainian People’s Army. He also participated in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905.

During World War I, he was a Colonel in the General Staff of the Russian Army and a Chief of division headquarters. In August 1919, during the joint campaign of the Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the Ukrainian Galician Army to Kyiv and Odessa, Mykola headed the operational units of the combined armies. After the end of the Liberation acts of 1917–1921, Kapustianskyi was interned at the Polish camp Lantsut. He later lived in Poland, from 1923 in Paris. He took an active part in the life of the Ukrainian community in France, where in 1932 he organized a public and cultural organization — the Ukrainian People’s Union. He was also one of the founders and leading members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. In the postwar period, he lived in Germany. In July 1948, he was appointed as the Minister of Military Affairs of The Ukrainian People’s Republic Government in exile. The present work was published by Ukrainian Displaced Persons (DPs) in post-war Germany. Each volume features the censor’s note: “Permited (sic) by UNRRA Team 1066” and “With Permission UNRRA Team 1066.”

As of July 2022, KVK, OCLC show two copies of this edition.

Book ID: 51972

Price: $950.00