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PAIFORCE   5 Books
ADCOCK (Col. W.H.) Sappers in the Persian Gulf. 1st Ed., xv+175pp., 33 photos., fldg. diagram, ep maps. VG in worn dw. Bombay: Thacker. 1952  #53109
[HLMainPic] The work of Royal Engineers with PAIFORCE. Orig. cloth, VG in worn dw, uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £35
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
PAL (Dharm) Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War: Campaign in Western Asia. 1st Ed., xxiii+570pp., 17 photos., 37 maps (17 fldg.). VG in dw. Combined Inter-Services Historical Section (India & Pakistan). 1957  #52232
[HLMainPic] Iraq, Syria & PAIFORCE. Excellent, detailed account with num. appendices & among the rarest Indian official histories. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in dw & very scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £245
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
VIRK (Brig. V.S., AVSM) Indian Army Post Offices in The Second World War. 1st Ed., xii+[iv]+362pp., several maps. VG in torn dw. New Delhi: The Army Postal Service Association. 1982  #58286
[HLMainPic] Interesting & rare account of the Indian Army Postal Service on all Fronts, from PAIFORCE to North Africa & Italy, Burma, including his own & others' personal experiences. Roll of Hon., awards. "A thorough & readable account of the IAPS from January 1942 through to Partition in 1947." - Perkins. VG in torn dw. See illustration on our website.   £145




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