The World Crisis 1911-1918 by Winston Churchill – Signed by Churchill

Posted on Jan 28, 2018

London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1942. Abridged and Revised Edition.

Spine of the book by Winston Churchill: The World Crisis 1911-1918

The World Crisis 1911-1918 by Winston Churchill – Spine

Signed and inscribed by the author, Winston Churchill,  as follows “ To Major General, William Shaffer Key From Winston S, Churchill March 21 1943″. The inscription is bright and bold.

Inscription reads To Major General, William Shaffer Key From Winston S, Churchill March 21 1943

Churchill’s hand-written inscription in this book to William S Key together with his signature

It was on this date that Churchill broadcast his speech “A Four Year Plan For Britain”. The book shows general light wear, quarter inch closed tear in the cloth to the spine heal, new endpapers have been bound in along with the originals to tighten up the volume which previously had a cracked hinge. Key’s name is stamped in ink on the second blank page and beneath the half title.

Key’s name, stamped in ink on the second blank page and beneath the half title

Key’s name, stamped in ink on the second blank page and beneath the half title

From September 1940 to October 1942 Major General Key commanded the Forty-fifth Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. During this time he also served for four months as the commanding general of Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In 1942 he was appointed as provost general marshal in Europe. From June 1943 to December 1944 he was the commanding general of the U.S. forces in Iceland. Key then served as the commanding general of the forces in Hungary and as chief U.S. representative on the Allied Control Commission for Hungary from January 1945 until his retirement in August 1946. Major General Key passed away in Oklahoma City on January 5th, 1959.

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Abridged and Revised Edition. With an additional chapter on the Battle of Marne

Abridged and Revised Edition. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1942.