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Kohima   8 Books
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BRETT-JAMES (Antony) Ball of Fire: The Fifth Indian Division in the Second World War. 1st Ed., xiv+481pp., 66 photos., 12 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #56846
[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 & later a prominent military historian. Orig. black cloth, titled in red, minor wear, several related newspaper obits. pasted in at rear. VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
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
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. VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1965  #58638
[HLMainPic] The advance across the Chindwin & battles of the Irrawaddy shore, Meiktila, Mandalay, Pyawbe &c., also events in the Arakan. VG ex-lib. in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
PALSOKAR (Col. R.D., MC) The Grenadiers: A Tradition of Valour. 1st Ed., xxiv+538pp., col. frontis., 5 other col. plates & 120 b/w illus., 49 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Jabalpur: The Regimental Centre. [1980].  #57929
[HLMainPic] The 4th Bombay Grenadiers (1922 title) from raising as 1st Indian Grenadiers in 1779 onwards, inc. Mysore Wars, Egypt 1801, Mahratta Wars, Central India in the Mutiny, Abyssinia, 2nd Afghan War, Burma, Somaliland &c., WW1 Mespot. &c., post-war NWF, WW2 PAIFORCE & Burma (inc. Kohima & Meiktila &c.) & post-1947 Indo-Pakistan Wars &c. Appenices inc. rolls of commanding officers & subedar-majors, gallantry awards (inc. MiDs) to all ranks, both pre- & post-Independence. "a comprehensive account of all the Grenadier battalions & their forebears between 1779 & 1980... gives proper recognition to this fine regiment" - Perkins. VG in sl. chipped dw & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
QURESHI (Major M.I.) The First Punjabis: History of the 1st Punjab Regiment 1759-1956. 1st Ed., xix+484pp., col. frontis., 47 photos., 49 maps (several fldg.). VG in dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1958  #58725
[HLMainPic] The regiment, post-1922, consisted of six regular infantry bns. (their pre-1922 designations being 62nd, 66th, 76th, 82nd & 84th Punjabis & 1st Brahmins). Their experiences encompass a wealth of campaigns from 1759 onwards. WW1 mainly in Mespot., WW2 (when they had a further eight war-raised bns.) Western Desert, Italy, Paiforce & Burma. Roll of WW2 awards. "A tour de force" - Perkins 447. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £175
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
WHITE (Lt.-Col. O.G.W., DSO) Straight on for Tokyo: The War History of the 2nd Bn. The Dorsetshire Regiment 1939-1948. 1st Ed., xix+425pp., col. frontis., 73 photos., 14 maps. VG in worn dw Aldershot: G&P. 1948  #58884
[HLMainPic] BEF in France 1939-40 then Burma with 2nd British Division: Kohima, advance south & across the Irrawaddy to Mandalay. Roll of Hon., awards. Detailed history with many good photos. & maps. Orig. green cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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