Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. Publisher's printed wraps. Compliments card of Prof. W. Macneile Dixon, University of Glasgow, laid in. Jan Christiaan Smuts, OM, CH, ED, KC, FRS, PC (1870-1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher. In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as prime minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948. He led the Boer Commando in the Second Boer War for the Transvaal. During the First World War, he led the armies of South Africa against Germany, capturing German South-West Africa and commanding the British Army in East Africa. From 1917 to 1919, he was also one of the members of the British War Cabinet and he was instrumental in the founding of what became the Royal Air Force (RAF). He became a field marshal in the British Army in 1941, and served in the Imperial War Cabinet under Winston Churchill. He was the only person to sign both of the peace treaties ending the First and Second World Wars. Minor soiling, not affecting text, else fine. NEAR FINE. 12mo 7"-7½" tall. 14 pp.
VG but for dust of ages. Cream paper wraps, stapled, with bw illustration of Smuts and bw lettering; 14 pp. Text of Smuts's speech delivered at Tonypandy, Rhondda (a Welsh coal mining valley), on October 29, 1917. The audience's responses are inserted into parentheses throughout the text.
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