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Imphal   13 Books
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Black Cat Division: An Account of the Achievements of the Famous 17th Indian Division in Burma during the Second World War. Orig. dec. wraps., 44pp., photos. throughout, maps. Bombay: DPR, WD. nd  #59490
[HLMainPic] Inc. 1942 retreat, Tiddim Road & Imphal, Meiktila &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Golden Arrow: The Story of the 7th Indian Division. Orig. dec. wraps., 48pp., photos. throughout, maps. Bombay: DPR, WD. nd (c.1945).  #59492
[HLMainPic] Illustrated record of the the division's exploits in Burma. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
BICKERSTETH (Anthony Charles, sometime Major 4/10 GR) ODTAA: Being Extracts from the diary of an Officer who served with the 4/10th Gurkha Rifles in Manipur & Burma. With Foreword by Gen. Sir Douglas Gracey, former GOC 20th (Indian) Div. 1st Ed., xvi+258pp., portrait frontis., 18 maps (some fldg.). Privately printed at The Aberdeen Univ. Press. 1953  #58782
[HLMainPic] Tony Bickersteth was commissioned from OCTU in 1941 & volunteered for India: he was posted to 4th Bn. 10th Gurkha Rifles, then training in Ceylon, in May that year & served with the famous 20th (Indian) Division throughout its active servive in Assam & Burma from 1943-45 apart from a short period from May-July 1944 recovering from wounds. He commanded "C" Coy. un til wounded & "B" Coy. on his return. The bn. first patrolled the Kabaw Valley & fought in the Battle of Imphal, then advanced south to take part in the Irrawaddy Crossing (notably the ferocious fighting at Talingon in the bridgehead area) & on to Prome & almost Rangoon. The author maintained a diary on active service which he augmented & wrote up on his return to England, intending to pass it over to the regimental historian as source material. However, the book serves as an excellent battalion history in its own right. It was privately published by his father after his tragic death, killed by a lightning flash in the Savoy Alps in 1948. The first part of the title stands for One Damn Thing After Another. Orig. green cloth, gilt, very sp. sl. rubbed o/w VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
DOULTON (Lt.-Col. A.J.F., OBE) The Fighting Cock: Being the History of the 23rd Indian Division 1942-1947. 1st Ed., xvi+318pp., 14 photos., 20 maps (2 fldg.). VG in chipped dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #35499
[HLMainPic] Heavy fighting in Burma (inc. Imphal, Shenam, Sangshak &c., 1942-45) & afterwards in Java. Order of Battle &c.   £40
DOULTON (Lt.-Col. A.J.F., OBE) The Fighting Cock: Being the History of the 23rd Indian Division 1942-1947. 1st Ed., xvi+318pp., 14 photos., 20 maps (2 fldg.). VG in sl. chipped dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #52868
[HLMainPic] Heavy fighting in Burma (inc. Imphal, Shenam, Sangshak &c., 1942-45) & afterwards in Java. Order of Battle &c. VG in sl. worn dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
KIRBY (Maj.-Gen. S. Woodburn) et al. The War Against Japan. Vol. III: The Decisive Battles. 1st Ed., xix+559pp., 47 photos., 15 maps (most fldg.), 20 sketch maps. VG in dw. HMSO. 1962  #56369
[HLMainPic] Inc. 1944 Chindit expedition, Battles of Imphal & Kohima. Nice copy, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £50
LAWFORD (Lt.-Col. J.P., MC) & CATTO (Major W.E.) Eds. Solah Punjab: The History of the 16th Punjab Regiment. 1st Ed., xiii+302pp., 30 illus., 28 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1967  #59478
[HLMainPic] WW1 France, Mespot. & East Africa; WW2 Western Desert, Italy (4th Bn.), Malaya (2nd & 3rd), Burma (1st, 5th & 7th). Rolls of officers & awards. Orig. cloth, gilt, VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £85
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.   £60
PAINTER (Robin) A Signal Honour: With the Chindits & XIV Army in Burma. 1st Ed., xxv+174pp., 16 photos., 3 maps. VG in dw. Cooper. 1999  #59967
[HLMainPic] Royal Signals officer in 1943 Chindit ops. & later with 20th Indian Div. Signals during battle of Imphal &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
PEARSON (Lt. G.) Comp. Brief History of the K.G.V.'s Own Bengal Sappers & Miners Group, R.I.E. (August 1939-July 1946). 1st Ed., [viii]+153pp., 11 photos., 11 fldg. maps. No imprint. Roorkee. 1947  #59367
[HLMainPic] Excellent history of Field Coys. of the Bengal S&M group, Royal Indian Engineers, plus roll of awards (by Field Comapnies). "A detailed account of the Corps' activities in the Western Desert, Malaya, Burma & Italy. This is the closest the the Bengal S&M ever came to producing a conventional record of their services. It was certainly a considerable improvement on its predecessors." - Perkins 437. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed & worn, near VG & rare in any condition. See illustration on our website.   £245

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