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Gothic Line   4 Books
24th Guards Brigade Operations August 1944 to May 1945. 76pp., dup. typescript, foolscap., 10 lge. fldg. & cold. maps. Trieste. 1945  #57367
[HLMainPic] SECRET, Copy No. 16 of 200 copies printed at Trieste in July 1945. Excellent contemp. intelligence report on the crossing of the Arno & advance to the Gothic Line by this Brigade, the battles of the Argenta Gap, advance to the Po & the concluding operations of the Bde. in Italy. It consisted of 5th Grenadiers, 3rd Coldstream, 1st Scots Gds., support units (RA, RE &c.) & other units periodically under command such as 4/13 FF Rifs. (Wildes), Royal Natal Carbiniers, &c. Detailed narrative, tabulated casualties, staff lists & a distribution list at the end (just 95 copies accounted for in this list). Orig. printed card wraps. with cloth backstrip, stamped "SECRET" on Contents page together with "16" (i.e. the number of this issue), small, neat IWM withdrawn stamp inside rear cover. VG & of course rare. See illustration on our website.   £475
The North Irish Horse Battle Report: North Africa & Italy. 1st Ed., 108pp., fldg. map. Belfast: Baird. 1946  #58832
[HLMainPic] Tunisia Jan.-May 1943 & Italy (Gothic Line, Senio &c.) from April 1944 in Churchill & Sherman tanks. Roll of Hon., awards, nominal rolls &c. Orig. gilt dec. green cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
ELLIOTT (Maj.-Gen. J.G.) A Roll of Honour: The Story of the Indian Army 1939-1945. 1st Ed., [xv]+392pp., 32 photos., 9 maps. VG in dw. Cassell. 1965  #56358
[HLMainPic] Useful & informative introduction to IA in Middle & Far East campaigns during WW2. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
PAL (Dharm) Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War: The Campaign in Italy 1943-45. Ed. by Bisheshwar Prasad. 1st Ed., xxv+699pp., 33 photos., 70 maps (many fldg.). Combined Inter-Services Historical Section (India & Pakistan). 1960  #58592
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed account & among the rarest Indian official histories, containing a very informative, well-illustrated & mapped account of the services of the Indian Divisions in the Italian campaign. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £225




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