THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS. Translated by J. Maxwell Brownjohn.
Price: $30.00 USD
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1963.
Edition: First British Edition
Condition: Fine in Dust Jacket
Book Id: 309964
First British Edition, and the First Edition in English. Octavo, original blue boards titled in gilt on spine panel. 319 pp. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket, lightly tanned on spine panel and with a couple of short closed tears at the edges. Light crease to front flap. Overall, a nice copy.
¶ Originally published in german in 1962. The murder of a Polish prostitute would not normally have aroused much attention in German-occupied Warsaw in 1942. But this crime was unique in that all the evidence pointed to a German general as the murderer. In fact one of three generals. Then again a similar crime was committed in Paris in 1944 with the same three generals as suspects. The case was not proven and in 1956 a third murder occurred in Dresden. This time justice was going to be served. Basis for the 1966 Horizon Pictures film of the same title, directed by Anatole Litvak and starring Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence, and Christopher Plummer.