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Arakan   10 Books
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The Story of the 25th Indian Division: The Arakan Campaign. Orig. dec. wraps., 36pp., photos. throughout, fldg. map. Bombay: DPR, WD. nd (c.1945).  #57515
[HLMainPic] The division's exploits in Arakan 1944-45 inc. Myebon, Akyab & the epic Kangaw blockade. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
BRETT-JAMES (Antony) Ball of Fire: The Fifth Indian Division in the Second World War. 1st Ed., deluxe edition, xiv+481pp., 66 photos., 12 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #62186
[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 in the Middle East & Burma & was later a prominent military historian. His history contains a very fine record of the Division's exploits in all the theatres where it served. Rare deluxe edition, bound in full red morocco, raised bands & black leather lettering labels to sp., plus the Division's black & red "Ball of Fire" (or as their rival formations had it - the Flaming Areshole) sign inset to front. Shoulders of sp. a little rubbed but generally a very nice example of this superior edition, with marbled endpapers, gilt edges &c. See illustration on our website.   £145
FOX (Sir Frank) The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the Second World War. 1st Ed., xv+204pp., col. frontis., 16 illus., 13 maps. VG in worn dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #63424
[HLMainPic] BEF 1940, Burma, Tunisia, Sicily & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards. VG in worn dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
HAYWOOD (Col. A., CMG, CBE, DSO) & CLARKE (Brig. F.A.S., DSO) The History of the Royal West African Frontier Force. 1st Ed., xv+504pp., portrait frontis. + 27 plates, 51 maps (7 fldg.). VG in chipped & somewhat torn dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1964  #63537
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed & scarce with many appendices &c., 1897-1960s: tribal wars, much WW1 East & West Africa, WW2 East Africa & Burma. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in chipped & somewhat torn dw. See illustration on our website.   £75
KIRBY (Maj.-Gen. S. Woodburn) et al. The War Against Japan. Vol. IV: The Reconquest of Burma. 1st Ed., xxvi+568pp., 92 photos., 13 maps (most fldg., one in end-pocket), 21 sketch maps. HMSO. 1965  #63819
[HLMainPic] The advance across the Chindwin & battles of the Irrawaddy shore, Meiktila, Mandalay, Pyawbe &c., also events in the Arakan. Orig. cloth, minor ex-lib. markings (internal only), cloth sl. rubbed at edges, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
NICHOLSON (Col. W.N., CMG, DSO) The Suffolk Regiment 1928-1946. 1st Ed., 374pp., 41 illus., 28 maps. VG in dw. Ipswich: East Anglian Magazine. nd (c.1948)  #58717
[HLMainPic] Detailed history inc. France 1940 campaign, North-West Europe 1944-45, Burma, Tunisia, Italy & Singapore. Awards details inc. some citations. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG in dw. Nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £50
PAGE (Brig. Malcolm) A History of the King's African Rifles and East African Forces. 1st Ed., xx+298pp., 43 photos., 10 maps. VG in dw. Cooper. 1998  #56761
[HLMainPic] Inc. campaigns in Ashanti & Somaliland, East Africa in WW1, Ethiopia 1940-41, Burma, Kenya &c. See illustration on our website.   £15
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
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
SWYNNERTON (Brig. C.R.A.) A Short History of the 1st (West African) Infantry Brigade in the Arakan 1944-45. 1st Ed., [vii]+70pp., 4 maps. Calcutta: Thacker's Press & Directories Ltd. 1945  #61804
[HLMainPic] 1st, 2nd & 3rd Bns. The Nigeria Regt., 82nd (West African) Div. by the Brigade Commander. Perkins 243. Orig. printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225

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