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Russian for the Services - First edition, 1943

£17.99

Product description

First edition (1943) of this pocket-sized hardback Russian language primer designed for servicemen in the Second World War.

From the Preface: "The object of this book is to provide an easy approach to the Russian language for those service men, permanent or temporary, who may have had little or no experience of the difficulties of acquiring a foreign tongue. It is mainly, but not exclusively, designed as an introduction to military Russian."

It begins with the Russian alphabet and pronunciation, and moves on to grammar, with a two-way vocabulary section at the end, including but not limited to military terms. Exercises include translating into Russian useful phrases like: "We must defeat the enemy, otherwise he will annihilate us" and "I only sing when I have drunk a lot of vodka."

Grey boards with red titles and illustration on front. Unclipped dust wrapper in fair condition with some chips and tears. Inscription on front endpaper. Other inscriptions in pencil have been erased but have left dents. Several pencil marks in the margins through the book and inside the back cover - it has clearly been used for its intended purpose by somebody!

Item details

Added value:
First edition with unclipped dust wrapper
Author(s):
Walshe, M. O'C.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
George G. Harrap & Co
Title:
Russian for the Services

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First edition (1943) of this pocket-sized hardback Russian language primer designed for servicemen in the Second World War.

From the Preface: "The object of this book is to provide an easy approach to the Russian language for those service men, permanent or temporary, who may have had little or no experience of the difficulties of acquiring a foreign tongue. It is mainly, but not exclusively, designed as an introduction to military Russian."

It begins with the Russian alphabet and pronunciation, and moves on to grammar, with a two-way vocabulary section at the end, including but not limited to military terms. Exercises include translating into Russian useful phrases like: "We must defeat the enemy, otherwise he will annihilate us" and "I only sing when I have drunk a lot of vodka."

Grey boards with red titles and illustration on front. Unclipped dust wrapper in fair condition with some chips and tears. Inscription on front endpaper. Other inscriptions in pencil have been erased but have left dents. Several pencil marks in the margins through the book and inside the back cover - it has clearly been used for its intended purpose by somebody!

Added value:
First edition with unclipped dust wrapper
Author(s):
Walshe, M. O'C.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
George G. Harrap & Co
Title:
Russian for the Services

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