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Chin Hills   3 Books
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EVATT (Brig. J., DSO) Historical Record of the 39th Royal Garhwal Rifles. Vol. I: 1887-1922. 1st Ed., [xvi]+215pp., 4to, 37 plates, 16 maps (inc. 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket). Aldershot: G&P For Private Circulation Only. nd  #55629
[HLMainPic] Chin Hills 1891-93, WW1 with the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (Neuve Chapelle &c.) then Mesoptamia 1917-18; Kurdistan & Iraq 1920-21, North-West Frontier. Officers' services, Roll of Hon., awards. Superb history with many fine illustrations & maps. Perkins 484 states: "A well written book, admirably produced." He additionally records that "A package of Addenda & Corrigenda slips was sent to all subscribers about one year after publication... a copy having these slips in place is obviously preferable..." These slips, are absent from this copy as usual. Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat worn ex-AMOT, some splitting to sp., overall sound. See ilustration on our website.   £125
HUXFORD (Lt.-Col. H.J., OBE) History of the 8th Gurkha Rifles 1824-1949. 1st Ed., xix+335pp., frontis., 15 plates, 17 maps (9 fldg.). Aldershot: G&P. 1952  #57872
[HLMainPic] Based in Assam the regiment saw much service on the North-East Frontier inc. Tibet, Abor &c; WW1 France & Flanders & Mespot, NWF inter-war & WW2 four bns. in Burma, one in North Africa. "a solid workmanlike narrative, with plenty of detail" - Perkins 506. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £165

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RYAN (Major D.G.J., DSO) et al. Historical Record of the 6th Gurkha Rifles Volume I 1817-1919. Facsimile reprint of 1925 1st Ed., xxiii+329pp., portrait frontis., 44 photos., 20 maps (some fldg.). The Regiment. nd (c.1980).  #58255
[HLMainPic] Extensive services on the NE Frontier of India & in Burma; also Zhaka Khel & Mohmand Expeditions (NWF); WW1 in Gallipoli (landed Cape Helles & again at ANZAC) 1915 & Mespot. 1916-18. Roll of Hon., awards, officers' services. Perkins 503 ("full of useful information"). Scarce reissued edition by the regiment, qtr. rexine, gilt to sp. with green cloth boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £95

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