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Imphal   10 Books
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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
CHAPLIN (Col. J.B., DSO, OBE) Action in Burma 1942-1945. 1st Ed., xxxiv+212pp., 35 illus., 22 maps. VG in dw. Privately published by the author. 1984  #58014
[HLMainPic] Excellent history (by the CO) of 21 Mountain Regiment, 17th Indian (Light) Div. in Burma 1942-45 inc. battles of Tiddim Road, Imphal & final advance to Meiktila, Pyawbe & (almost) to Rangoon. VG in dw & scarce privately printed record of considerable value. See illustration on our website.   £45
CREW (F.A.E., FRS) The Army Medical Services, Campaigns, Vol. V: Burma. 1st Ed., xlvi+754pp., 55 plates, 84 sketch maps & diagrams, 33 tables. VG in little worn dw. HMSO. 1959  #58293
[HLMainPic] Much of value on the Burma campaign, with excellent photos., maps &c. Orig. maroon cloth, VG in little worn dw & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £100
DOULTON (Lt.-Col. A.J.F., OBE) The Fighting Cock: Being the History of the 23rd Indian Division 1942-1947. 1st Ed., xvi+318pp., 14 photos., 20 maps (2 fldg.). VG in chipped dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #35499
[HLMainPic] Heavy fighting in Burma (inc. Imphal, Shenam, Sangshak &c., 1942-45) & afterwards in Java. Order of Battle &c.   £40
DOULTON (Lt.-Col. A.J.F., OBE) The Fighting Cock: Being the History of the 23rd Indian Division 1942-1947. 1st Ed., xvi+318pp., 14 photos., 20 maps (2 fldg.). VG in sl. chipped dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #52868
[HLMainPic] Heavy fighting in Burma (inc. Imphal, Shenam, Sangshak &c., 1942-45) & afterwards in Java. Order of Battle &c. VG in sl. worn dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
OATTS (Lt.-Col. L.B., DSO) I Serve: Regimental History of the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards). 1st Ed., [xii]+333pp., 4to, 5 col. plates, 36 photos., 11 fldg. maps. The Regt. 1966  #56882
[HLMainPic] Inc. Peninsular war, Crimea, Indian Mutiny, Boer War, Western Front 1914-18 & Sherman tanks in Burma 1943-45. Orig. red cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
SANDES (Lt.-Col. E.W.C., DSO, MC) The Indian Engineers 1939-1947. 1st Ed., xxix+534pp., 21 photos., 25 fldg. maps. Kirkee: Inst. Military Engineers. 1956  #56676
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed history inc. comprehensive coverage of WW2 campaigns in Eritrea, Middle East, PAIFORCE, Italy, Malaya 1941-42 & especially Burma; also post-war ops. in Dutch East Indies &c. Appendices include notes on the organisation of the Madras, Bengal & Bombay Engineer Groups, with various statistics. Perkins 435 ("A very thorough & readable history"). Orig. red cloth, gilt, eps renewed & near fine thus, with small trace of old label at foot of sp., very nice copy of a rare work. See illustration on our website.   £245
SEAMAN (Harry) The Battle at Sangshak: Burma, March 1944. 1st Ed., [ix]+148pp., 11 photos., 3 maps. VG in dw. Cooper. 1989  #55005
[HLMainPic] Epic. battle fought by 50th Indian Parachute Brigade ( & others troops) during Jap. advance to Imphal. Author was a junior officer with 153 Gurkha Para Bn. See illustration on our website.   £15
SMITH (Brig. E.D.) Battle for Burma. 1st Ed., 190pp., 23 photos., 12 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Batsford. 1979  #55569
[HLMainPic] Rounded view of all main battles & considerations. See illustration on our website.   £15

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