HQ British Army of the Rhine, Germany, FIRST EDITION, December 1947. Xi + 73 pp., + 16 photo-plates, total of 14 large coloured & folding maps complete, 1 of which is in the rear pocket, + 7 diagrams, 4 of which are folding, + folding tables. Original blue cloth ; gilt ; 34 x 21cm. Small Crown Copyright Reserved stamp to top of t-p., o/w V.G.+. Headquarters, British Army of the Rhine, compiled Battlefield Tours during 1947 covering operations in the Campaign in North-West Europe (June 1944 ' May 1945). This volume describes Operation Varsity, the operations of XVIII United States Corps (Airborne) in support of the Second British Army crossing of the River Rhine, on 24 March 1945. It is especially concerned with the part played by 6 British Airborne Division in those operations on 24 and 25 March. Battlefield Tours of Operations Veritable, Plunder and Varsity were prepared to provide material for the study of operations of a different character and under different conditions from the Normandy battles which were the subject of the British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour in June 1947. Operations Plunder and Varsity are complementary to each other and should ideally be studied together. They include the personal accounts of Army and Royal Air Force officers who took part in Operations Plunder and Varsity. These personal accounts introduce, as far as this is possible, the atmosphere of war. This is the Spectator's Edition, bound in blue cloth of which only 550 copies were ever printed. No more than 150 other copies were printed for the Directing Staff Edition. This Restricted First Edition comes complete with a total of fourteen large, folding and coloured maps, one of which is in a rear pocket, plus seven diagrams, four of which are folding, plus folding tables. Lovely Copy of a VERY SCARCE & important work.