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Lice


by Blaise Cendrars

German and Austro-Hungarian forces under the command of generals von Hindenburg and Archduke Friedrich besieged Warsaw. Circular portraits of Austrian generals von Hötzendorf, Friedrich, and Pflanzer-Baltin form the bottom of the ring; German generals von Scholtz, von Woyrsch, von Mackensen, von Hindenburg, Ludendorff, von Gallwitz, and von Below complete it. In the center of the ring is Warsaw and the Vistula River. The flag and shield of Germany are to the bottom left; those of Austria and Hungary to the bottom right. Green oak leaves complete the picture.
Text, the generals' names, and, in a scroll at the top: Der Ring um Warschau, The Ring Encircling Warsaw.
Bottom right: 5258; illegible logo bottom left
Reverse: registration lines only.

German and Austro-Hungarian forces under the command of generals von Hindenburg and Archduke Friedrich besieged Warsaw, and took it during the Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive. Austrians von Hötzendorf, Friedrich, and Pflanzer-Baltin form the bottom of the ring; the others are German. The flag and shield of Germany are on the bottom left; those of Austria and Hungary the bottom right.

Lice by Blaise Cendrars

Publisher: New English Library, 1973

Copyright: 1946 Editions Denoël, Paris; Translation 1973 Peter Owen Ltd.

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