Gejaad door de Stukas
Brugge: Cultura H. Cayman Seynave, 1941. lovely copy of this first edition. Clean and tidy cream covers with woodcut design to the front board. No significant damage. Softback with integral dust wrapper. Frontis portrait. Illustrated throughout with line drawings. Arthur Broekaert (1894-1977) was a Flemish nationalist doctor, musician and author, known for his novel about Jan Palfijn, the Kortrijk doctor who invented the forceps. "Gejaad door de Stukas" is the war diary (May 10, 1940 - July 29, 1940) of Dr. Broekaert, who was enlisted as a sergeant in 1940 at the 16th Reserve Lazaret and experienced the journey of thousands of refugees to southern France. This war testimony is illustrated with drawings by René De Pauw (1887-1946), Belgian painter and draftsman. It appeared in May 1941, one year after the dramatic events described in it. 144 pages. 200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).