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Arakan   12 Books
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Lewisham Gunners: A Centenary History of 291st (4th London) Field Regt. R.A. (T.A.) formerly 2nd Kent R.G.A. (Volunteers). 1st Ed., 74pp., 20 photos. The Regt. 1962  #57580
[HLMainPic] 4th London (How.) Bde., Western Front in WW1; 91st & 139th Fd. Regts. RA in WW2, both in France 1940 then 91st in Middle East & 139th in Burma (7th Ind. Div.). Roll of Hon. for WW1 & WW2. Orig. blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
The Story of the 25th Indian Division: The Arakan Campaign. Orig. dec. wraps., 36pp., photos. throughout, fldg. map. Bombay: DPR, WD. nd  #57515
[HLMainPic] The division's exploits in Arakan 1944-45 inc. Myebon, Akyab & the epic Kangaw blockade. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
ARMSTRONG (Col. G, DSO, MC, TD) The Sparks Fly Upward. 1st Ed., [iii]+236pp., 32 photos., 10 sketches, 9 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Worthing: Gooday Publishers. 1991  #55871
[HLMainPic] Personal account of Western Desert campaign 1942 with 11 (HAC) Regt. RHA, afterwards commanding 136 Fd. Regt. with 7th Ind. Div. in Burma: Arakan (inc. Admin Box), Imphal, Irrawaddy Crossing &c. Warmly inscribed by author on ffep. review & 1992 obit. of author loosely inserted at front, with some tape residue where these items were at one time affixed to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £20
BRETT-JAMES (Antony) Ball of Fire: The Fifth Indian Division in the Second World War. 1st Ed., xiv+481pp., 66 photos., 12 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #56846
[HLMainPic] East then North Africa, followed by PAIFORCE then Burma inc. Arakan, then flown up to Kohima & Imphal & the advance south through Meiktila to Rangoon. The author was a captain with divisional signals & later a prominent military historian. Orig. black cloth, titled in red, minor wear, several related newspaper obits. pasted in at rear. VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
ELLIOTT (Maj.-Gen. J.G.) A Roll of Honour: The Story of the Indian Army 1939-1945. 1st Ed., [xv]+392pp., 32 photos., 9 maps. VG in dw. Cassell. 1965  #56358
[HLMainPic] Useful & informative introduction to IA in Middle & Far East campaigns during WW2. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
FOSTER (Major R.C.G., MC) History of the Queen's Royal Regiment. Vol. VIII: 1924-1948. 1st Ed., xix+595pp., 4to, 50 photos., 55 maps. VG in dw. Aldershot: G&P for the Regt. 1953  #56109
[HLMainPic] Royal West Surrey Regt., excellent, detailed history on all fronts: BEF 1940, Middle East (North Africa & Italy), 1st & 2nd Bns. in Burma (2nd with Chindits), NW Europe 1944-45, &c. Orig. blue cloth, boards dampspotted but presentable in near VG dw. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
HAYWOOD (Col. A., CMG, CBE, DSO) & CLARKE (Brig. F.A.S., DSO) The History of the Royal West African Frontier Force. 1st Ed., xv+504pp., portrait frontis. + 27 plates, 51 maps (7 fldg.). VG in chipped & somewhat torn dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1964  #56943
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed & scarce with many appendices &c., 1897-1960s: tribal wars, much WW1 East & West Africa, WW2 East Africa & Burma. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in chipped & somewhat torn dw. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £120
KIRBY (Maj.-Gen. S. Woodburn) et al. The War Against Japan. Vol. III: The Decisive Battles. 1st Ed., xix+559pp., 47 photos., 15 maps (most fldg.), 20 sketch maps. VG in dw. HMSO. 1962  #56369
[HLMainPic] Inc. 1944 Chindit expedition, Battles of Imphal & Kohima. Nice copy, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £50
PAGE (Brig. Malcolm) A History of the King's African Rifles and East African Forces. 1st Ed., xx+298pp., 43 photos., 10 maps. VG in dw. Cooper. 1998  #56761
[HLMainPic] Inc. campaigns in Ashanti & Somaliland, East Africa in WW1, Ethiopia 1940-41, Burma, Kenya &c. See illustration on our website.   £15
RICHARDS (D.) & SAUNDERS (H. St. G.) Royal Air Force 1939-1945. 3 Vols., The Fight at Odds; The Fight Avails; The Fight is Won. 3 Vols., 4tyh, 2nd & 1st Imps., xi+430pp., 17 photos., 21 maps & diagrams; ix+415pp., 21 photos., 19 maps & diagrams & ix+441pp., 26 photos., 21 maps & diagram. VG in dws. HMSO. 19531954  #56067
[HLMainPic] Excellent coverage of all air ops. on all fronts, with many good photos. & maps (inc. many fldg.). VG in dws. See illustration on our website.   £35

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