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Kohima   7 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
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
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
PALSOKAR (Col. R.D., MC) The Grenadiers: A Tradition of Valour. 1st Ed., xxiv+538pp., col. frontis., 5 other col. plates & 120 b/w illus., 49 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Jabalpur: The Regimental Centre. [1980].  #57929
[HLMainPic] The 4th Bombay Grenadiers (1922 title) from raising as 1st Indian Grenadiers in 1779 onwards, inc. Mysore Wars, Egypt 1801, Mahratta Wars, Central India in the Mutiny, Abyssinia, 2nd Afghan War, Burma, Somaliland &c., WW1 Mespot. &c., post-war NWF, WW2 PAIFORCE & Burma (inc. Kohima & Meiktila &c.) & post-1947 Indo-Pakistan Wars &c. Appenices inc. rolls of commanding officers & subedar-majors, gallantry awards (inc. MiDs) to all ranks, both pre- & post-Independence. "a comprehensive account of all the Grenadier battalions & their forebears between 1779 & 1980... gives proper recognition to this fine regiment" - Perkins. VG in sl. chipped dw & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
ROBERTS (Brig. M.R., DSO) Golden Arrow: The Story of the 7th Indian Division in the Second World War 1939-1945. 1st Ed., xxii+304pp., 41 photos., 7 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1952  #58377
[HLMainPic] Rare history of the Division training in India then active service in Burma 1943-45 inc. the Battle of the Admin Box, Kohima, Irrawaddy Crossing &c. Orders of Battle &c. appended. Orig. black cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
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
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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