New York; [None Listed], 1962. Item #33698
Original Wrappers. 8vo. 132 pages. 22 cm. Illustrated. First Edition. In Ukrainian. Black and white period photographs and line drawings. Line drawing frontispiece portrait of the author. Ukrainian title translates as “Terrible Kalyny: With the Ukrianian Sich Riflemen."The author's memoir of his experience with the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen. The unit was formed in August 1914 [within the Austro-Hungarian Army] on the initiative of the Supreme Ukrainian Council. It was composed of members of different Ukrainian paramilitary organizations in Galicia, led by Frank Schott, and participated in hostilities on the Russian front. After World War I, with Austria's disintegration, the unit became the regular military unit of the West Ukrainian People's Republic. During German and Austrian occupation of Ukraine in 1918 the unit was stationed in southern Ukraine. Former unit soldiers participated in the formation of Sich Riflemen, a military unit of the Ukrainian People's Republic. In 1919 the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen expanded into the Ukrainian Galician Army . They participated in the Polish-Ukrainian War around Lviv and suffered heavy losses. On May 2, 1920, the unit was disbanded." (Wikipedia) Involved with Ukrainian National politics throughout the early half of the 20th century, Ostroverkha edited and contributed to many periodicals of the time. His Ukrainian translation work included Machivelli's The Prince. Resettling from Germany to the United States after World War II he continued to contribute to the cause of Ukrainian Independence." (Wikipedia) Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Ukraine -- Personal narratives, Ukrainian. Authors, Ukrainian -- 20th century -- Biography. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Light shelf wear and light age toning to covers. Very good + condition. (UKR-1-30).