Footholds Against A Whirlwind: An Autobiography

Footholds Against A Whirlwind: An Autobiography

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Author: Alexander Glen

Format: Hardback

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Sir Alexander Glen has had a distinguished career in three fields: the Arctic, the Balkans and the City. While an undergraduate at Balliol, Glen found himself unexpectedly on an expedition to Spitsbergen and became so enthused by the Arctic that his work, continued on a further expedition in 1935-36, resulted in recognition from the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society. Here was a testing ground from which Glen gained the valuable experience that was of so much use in the war which was to come. Through another coincidence, Glen was in Europe in 1939. As a RNVR officer he had been sent as Assistant Naval AttachŽ to Belgrade but escaped in 1941 when Hitler made his ruthless all-out attack on Yugoslavia. Glen throws much new light on German diplomacy in the Balkans, underestimated as it then was by the Allies. Published by Hutchinson Of London in 1975. First Edition. Ex-Library- sticker is affixed to front pastedown and front endpaper. Condition: Good. Dust jacket: Good. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting.
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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Photo is of the actual book - please note wear and tear. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title.

Author: Alexander Glen

Format: Hardback

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Sir Alexander Glen has had a distinguished career in three fields: the Arctic, the Balkans and the City. While an undergraduate at Balliol, Glen found himself unexpectedly on an expedition to Spitsbergen and became so enthused by the Arctic that his work, continued on a further expedition in 1935-36, resulted in recognition from the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society. Here was a testing ground from which Glen gained the valuable experience that was of so much use in the war which was to come. Through another coincidence, Glen was in Europe in 1939. As a RNVR officer he had been sent as Assistant Naval AttachŽ to Belgrade but escaped in 1941 when Hitler made his ruthless all-out attack on Yugoslavia. Glen throws much new light on German diplomacy in the Balkans, underestimated as it then was by the Allies. Published by Hutchinson Of London in 1975. First Edition. Ex-Library- sticker is affixed to front pastedown and front endpaper. Condition: Good. Dust jacket: Good. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting.
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