Illyrian Venture: Story of the British Mission to Occupied Albania 1943-44 by Brigadier Edmund Frank Trotsky Davies ~ World War II ~ Balkan


Title: Illyrian Venture: The Story of the British Military Mission to Enemy-Occupied Albania 1943-44

Author: Brigadier [Edmund Frank] 'Trotsky' Davies / [introduction by General Sir James S. Steele, Colonel Royal Ulster Guards & foreword by General Sir Frank E. W. Simpson, Director of Military Operations at the War Office in 1943-44]

Description: Green cloth with black lettering on spine. Cloth lightly faded around edges. Pages are a bit toned, else interior is clean and unmarked. 28 photographs on plates, plus two maps. Index. Dust jacket lightly rubbed; price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. 246, [1] pages.

The story of the British military mission to enemy-occupied Albania in World War II. The author, Brigadier Edmund Frank ''Trotsky'' Davies (1900-1952), formerly with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, volunteered to be parachuted as head of a small British mission to Albania. He was dropped in the field in October 1943, with the Mission to organize the Albanian Resistance and to attempt to unite the opposing Albanian factions of Communists and Nationalists. He organized and led Partisan brigades against the occupying German forces and helped preserve the Allied Mission.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: The Bodley Head
Place: London
Year: 1952

Keywords: Albania, history, Balkan, Balkans, World War II, WWII, Enver Hoxha, Balli Kombetar, partisans, James Hugh Cecil Chesshire, Victor Vercoe,

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