London: Hutchinson, 1961. First English edition. Octavo. 19.5cm x 12.5cm, red boards, gilt title to spine, 487pp including Author's note. Translated from the French by Xan Fielding. No Dust-jacket. Clean boards, slight lean to text block. Inscription on front endpapers. Top right hand corner of last page (487) is slightly wrinkled. Good. Item #149
The Centurions is the first novel to make use of the 'ticking timb bomb' scenario. It was later adapted into the film titled Lost Command starring Anthony Quinn.