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Kohima   6 Books
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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
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
RISSIK (D.) The D.L.I. at War: The History of the Durham Light Infantry 1939-1945. 1st Ed., xvi+352pp., 32 illus., 20 maps (some fldg.). VG in dw. The Regt. 1953  #63964
[HLMainPic] Middle East, Burma, NW Europe &c. Excellent copy, near fine in dw. See illustration on our website.   £65
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. Aldershot: G&P. 1948  #62824
[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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