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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution


by China Miéville

The Blow on the Yser, November 10, 1914, the sixth in a series of six postcards on the German invasion of France and the forming of the Western Front. The snaking bodies of French commander %+%Person%m%10%n%Joffre%-% and German %+%Person%m%3%n%Kaiser Wilhelm%-% turned to the north after the %+%Event%m%18%n%Battle of the Marne%-%, shaping the %+%Event%m%109%n%Race to the Sea%-%. Joffre has struck the Kaiser a roundhouse blow, sending his helmet flying. In the Battle of the Yser, the Belgian army, determined to hold native ground, inundated the coastal lowland along the Yser River. Behind Joffre's head is the small corner of Belgium they held throughout the war.
From L'Attaque & la Riposte - Originale présentation des phases de la Guerre
Ehrmann, Édition Lorraine, a set of six postcards and envelope.
Over maps of the French theater of operations on the western front in 1914 - Luxemburg, Belgium, northern France - cartoon figures of the French and German armies struggle. General Joffre represents the forces he commands. His adversary's upward-pointing mustache indicates Kaiser Wilhelm.
The titles of the cards appear only on the envelope.
1re Série
On the reverse of each card: Carte Postale
Tous les Pays étrangers n'acceptent pas la Correspondance au recto. (Se renseigner a la Poste).
Edition Lorraine

The Blow on the Yser, November 10, 1914, the sixth in a series of six postcards on the German invasion of France and the forming of the Western Front. The snaking bodies of French commander Joffre and German Kaiser Wilhelm turned to the north after the Battle of the Marne, shaping the Race to the Sea. Joffre has struck the Kaiser a roundhouse blow, sending his helmet flying. In the Battle of the Yser, the Belgian army, determined to hold native ground, inundated the coastal lowland along the Yser River. Behind Joffre's head is the small corner of Belgium they held throughout the war.
From L'Attaque & la Riposte - Originale présentation des phases de la Guerre
Ehrmann, Édition Lorraine, a set of six postcards and envelope.
Over maps of the French theater of operations on the western front in 1914 - Luxemburg, Belgium, northern France - cartoon figures of the French and German armies struggle. General Joffre represents the forces he commands. His adversary's upward-pointing mustache indicates Kaiser Wilhelm.

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville

Publisher: Verso, 2017

Copyright: China Miéville 2017