8°. VIII, 397 pp.  advertisement, 7 folding maps printed in black, red and blue, loosely inserted in a pocked on the inner side of the back cover, red top edge, original tan linen binding with red embossed decoration and title on boards and on the spine, original dust jacket (in a very good, clean and unread condition, dust jacket with small tears and tiny lack of image in the margins, (originally?) pasted-down tan paper over the text on back flaps)
The book with a German translation of the Atatürk’s speech in the parliament, held between 15th and 20th November 1927, is decorated with a rare to find red dust jacket, presenting a striking portrait of the famous Turkish leader.
The text includes the speech, describing the years between 1920 and 1927. The originally inserted loose folding maps depict the most famous crucial battles. The first part of the speech was published in the same year by the same publisher under the title “Der weg zur freiheit, 1919-1920“.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s famous marathon speech, today known under an Ottoman word Nutuk, was held at the Turkish parliament between November 15th and 20th, 1927, and lasted for over 36 hours. It embraced the events between the start of the Turkish War of Independence in 1919, and the foundation of the Republic of Turkey, in 1923.
As the book is not uncommon on the market, a survival rate of examples with the dust jacket with Atatürk’s powerful portrait is extremely low.