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Royal Signals   2 Books
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HAWKE (Major James, OBE, Royal Signals [Indian Army]) From Private to Major. 1st Ed., 254pp., portrait frontis., 11 plates. Hutchinson. 1938  #58387
[HLMainPic] Very scarce account of pre-1914 recruit life & a young soldiers' service in India with 2nd Bn. Cheshire Regiment. France & Flanders 1915 inc. 2nd Battle of Ypres, with most interesting comments of the conditions of trench warfare; then to Macedonia with the bn. where he was commissioned, spent some time as an observer with the RFC in that theatre, rejoined his bn. then, in the 1920s, in India, transferred to Indian Signals & spent some time on the NWF inc. Red Shirt Rising with Peshawar Divisional Signals. Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
KERSHAW (G.F.) Tracks of Death: The Burma-Siam Railway. 2nd Imp., 175pp., 3 sketches, map. VG in dw. Lewes: Book Guild. 1992  #57956
[HLMainPic] Royal Signals, taken PoW at fall of Singapore & kept a secret diary recording work on the infamous railway & ithe appalling conditions of Japanese PoW camps. VG in dw & uncommon.   £25

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