The Undefeated Army, by Dr. Anton Rasla
Published by Obzor (Bratislava) in 1969, 86 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (S6534WSO)
This book examines the situation surrounding the Czechoslovak army in the period immeadiately before and during the Second World War, when Nazi Germany annexed the Czech part of the country and established a puppet regime in the Slovak half. Published in Czechoslovakia during the communist era, chapters include:
- An Army of Civilians
- What Hitler Knew about the Czechoslovak Army?
- The state was smashed - the army remained.
- A change of battlefield
- Uprising against the Germans
- The destiny of the undefeated
The book includes three pages of small black and white photographs, and a very large fold out at the rear of the book (over 70cm long!) showing a panoramic scene of sector Stupava and the terrain preperations made for military actions.
Condition of the book is generally ok. The dust jacket has several scuffs, blemishes and creases, and considerable nibbling, wear and small tears along the edges, but the spine is intact and all pages are intact and bound. There is some light yellowing to the inside page edges throughout, and the binding along the very last inside page is beginning to split.