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Meiktila   2 Books
Central Burma. Scale 1:200,000. Fldg. paper map, 62x50cm. Reprinted by 61 Rep. Group. April 1946  #63907
[HLMainPic] Shows boundaries between countries, ralways & roads (metalled & unmetalled) as well as all main towns, watercourses, &c., from Myitkyina in the north, southward to Mandalay, Meiktila &c., on to Rangoon & Moulmein, & from Akyab on the Arakan coast eastwards to the salween River & beyond. Useful overview map of central & southern Burma. VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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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


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