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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
GRIMWOOD (Ethel St. Clair) My Three Years in Manipur & Escape from the Recent Mutiny. 1st. Ed., xiv+321pp., portrait frontis., 8 plates. Bentley. 1891  #62976
[HLMainPic] Author's husband was Political Agent at Manipur, north-east India near the Burmese border (state capital Imphal), where he was murdered in the uprising there in 1891 which resulted in a brief Indian Army campaign to suppress the dissidents. Interesting account of life in the region. Orig. blue cloth, bevelled boards, little worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
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
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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