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SINGH (Brig. R.) Official History of the Indian Armed forces in the Second World War 1939-45: Post-War Occupation Forces: Japan & South-East Asia. 1st Ed., xxxiv+317pp., 27 photos., 11 fldg. maps & plans. VG in sl. chipped dw. Delhi: Combined Inter-Services Historical Section. 1958  #56601
[HLMainPic] Includes campaigns in French Indo-China & Dutch East Indies (Java, Sumatra &c.) which resulted in award of GSM with clasp South East Asia 1945-46. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £75
SKRINE (W.H.) The White Horse: A History of the Berkshire Yeomanry Vol. II (1921-1946). 1st Ed., 99pp., 2 maps, foolscap dup. ts. No imprint/date but privately printed, c.1960.  #58452
[HLMainPic] Author, an officer with the unit at one time, compiled this detailed history c.1960. During WW2 the Berkshire Yeomanry was given the title 145 Berkshire Yeomanry Field Regt., RA. It remained in the UK until sent to India in Feb. 1945, participated in Operation Zipper - the unopposed but not entirely trouble-free invasion of Malaya - with 25th Indian Division, then in bloody post-war operations in Java (which earned them the General Service Medal with clasp "South-East Asia 1945-46") attached to the 5th Indian Division, where there was "open warfare with extremist guerillas who were terrorising the inhabitants... The so called Republic of Indonesia, with whom Allied Forces were endeavouring to co-operate, were in touch with the extremists but had little or no control over them... Our immediate aim was to restore order in Java... the military problem was beset with all manner of politicalk factors..." The regiment was in action at Sorabaja &c., and the author gives a very interesting & detailed account of these operations, with 2 supporting maps. There are few good accounts of this campaign & this one helps augment those of the Official History, &c. Among several interesting Appendices is a 5pp. recollection of the Great War by Lt.-Col. S.T. Austin, adjutant during the campaign against the Senussi & then attached to the Egyptian Army in the Sudan. Privately printed & rare. Orig. green rexine with gilt title & regimental device to front board. See illustration on our website.   £145

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