|A Desert Hotel|
by Henry T. Smith
The first edition [above, left] published in the UK and the Commonwealth by Robert Hale, Ltd. in 1982 at £7.25 (cheap!) and the edition [above, right] published in the United States of America by the Walker Publishing Company, Inc. and in Canada by John Wiley & Sons in 1985 at $13.95 (also a bargain!) were both abridged. The first complete version of the story was the Farrago & Farrago 2000 edition [left], which contains the full original text and a sketch map of Bohemia.
The Eastern Front had shrivelled a regiment to a young Leutnant and a handful of men. For them, the issues of World War II had been reduced to personal survival through the last few days; which could be achieved only by honourable surrender to the Americans, not their arch-enemies the Russians.
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