Island Books: Military: WWII: Far East
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K. ATTIWILL
The Singapore Story. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Frederick Muller, [1959]" "8vo., First Edition, with 24 plates on 12 and front and rear endpaper maps in blue; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at bottom edge of front panel and lightly age-soiled on (predominantly white) rear panel. Attiwill, himself a Singapore veteran, provides a vividly-written account of the fall of Singapore. Enser, p.404."
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Book number: 18775
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 18.17 | JP¥ 1969]
Keywords: "military, ww2, singapore, malaya"

 
F. BAINES
Chindit Affair. A Memoir of the War in Burma.
"Pen & Sword, [Barnsley, 2011]" "8vo., First Edition, with 8 plates; cloth, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Graphic and often harrowing account of 111 Brigade; the author commanded two platoons of young gurkhas and served at 111 HQ under John Masters. First-hand Chindit memoirs are scarce."
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Book number: 17775
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 32.75 US$ 36.33 | JP¥ 3939]
Keywords: "mstock, military, ww2, burma, chindits, wingate"

 
(FREDERICK SPENCER CHAPMAN). RALPH BARKER
One Man's Jungle. A Biography of F. Spencer Chapman.
"Chatto & Windus, 1975" "8vo., First Edition, with 28 plates on 12; original brown cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Well-written biography of the author of 'The Jungle is Neutral'. Scarce, especially in this condition."
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Book number: 15757
GBP 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 81.5 US$ 90.83 | JP¥ 9847]
Keywords: "mstock, military, ww2, spencer chapman, far east, malaya, jungle warfare, gordonstoun, kurt hahn"

 
J. BEAMISH
Burma Drop.
"Elek, [1958]" "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and 11 plates on 6, some moderate offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; blue cloth, gilt back, a good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly age-soiled and with loss (affecting letting) at head and tail of backstrip. One of the scarcest personal accounts of the Burma campaign. The author served with V Force on the Burma-China border. Enser, p.88; Graham & Cole H4."
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Book number: 20320
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 US$ 25.95 | JP¥ 2814]
Keywords: "military, ww2, burma, v force, kachins, namsang"

 
EDWARD BEHR
Hirohito. Behind the Myth. FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER
"Hamish Hamilton, [1989]" "8vo., First Edition, with plates; black cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
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Book number: 25446
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 18.17 | JP¥ 1969]
Keywords: "military, ww2, japan, pacific, hirohito"

 
R. LAMONT-BROWN
Kempeitai. Japan's Dreaded Military Police.
"Sutton, [Stroud, 1998]" "8vo., First Edition, with photographs in the text; cloth, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper"
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Book number: 14357
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.76 | JP¥ 2251]
Keywords: "mstock, shelfka, military, ww2, japan, bushido, kempetai"

 
C. BROWNE
Tojo. The Last Banzai.
"Holt Rinehart Winston, New York NY, [1967]" "8vo., First US Edition, with 19 plates (one double-page) on 16; pictorial cloth in red and white, backstrip lettered in black, pictorial endpapers, uncut, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Detailed account of the Japanese C-in-C hanged as a war criminal at the end of WWII. Enser, p.133."
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Book number: 13422
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.76 | JP¥ 2251]
Keywords: "military, ww2, japan, manchuria, tojo, war crimes"

 
B. CALLINAN.
"Independent Company. The 2/2 and 2/4 Australian Independent Companies in Portuguese Timor, 1941-1943. Foreword Sir Vernon Sturdee. Introductory Chapter Nevil Shute. IN DUSTWRAPPER"
"Heinemann, [1953]" "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, plates and maps; strongly bound in Boots library cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter with small losses (affecting lettering) at backstrip. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. Enser, p.47."
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Book number: 25856
GBP 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.75 US$ 62.28 | JP¥ 6752]
Keywords: "military, ww2, far east, timor, vernon sturdee, nevil shute"

 
P.D. CHINNERY
March or Die. The Story of Wingate's Chindits.
"Airlife, [Shrewsbury, 1997]" "8vo., First Edition, with 89 plates on 32; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with small loss at lower corner of front panel. The best modern account, written in close collaboration with Brigadier Mike Calvert. The frontispiece depicts a section of David Rowland's painting of Calvert's charge on Pagoda Hill, Burma. Graham & Cole, G15."
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Book number: 13767
GBP 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 28 US$ 31.14 | JP¥ 3376]
Keywords: "military, ww2, british army, burma, chindits, wingate, mike calvert,"

 
G. DAWS
Prisoners of the Japanese. [Second Edition]. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Simon & Schuster, [2006]" "8vo., Second Edition, with plates and maps in the text; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Harrowing accounts of atrocities in Japanese captivity from different theatres of the Pacific. First published in 1994."
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Book number: 22186
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.76 | JP¥ 2251]
Keywords: "military, ww2, pacific, pow, japanese atrocities"

 
JOHN DURNFORD[-SLATER].
Branch Line to Burma. With a Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet The Earl Mountbatten of Burma. [Second Impression]. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Macdonald, [1958]" "8vo., Second Impression, with double-page map in the text; green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, top lightly spotted, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter neatly repaired on inner surface. First-hand account of the building of the Burma-Siam railway. Published in the same year as the first edition. The author's later books were written under his expanded name of Durnford-Slater. ALL PRINTINGS ARE SCARCE. Enser, p.423; Graham and Cole M25."
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Book number: 25855
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.75 US$ 45.41 | JP¥ 4924]
Keywords: "military, ww2, pow, far east, burma, burma-siam railway"

 
B. EDWARDS
Blood and Bushido. Japanese Atrocities at Sea 1941-1945.
"[Self Publishing Association, Upton-upon-Severn, 1991]" "8vo., First Edition, with photographs and a double-page map in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
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Book number: 6822
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.76 | JP¥ 2251]
Keywords: "naval, ww2, pacific, war crimes"

 
S.L. FALK
The March of Death.
"Hale, [1964]" "8vo., First UK Edition, with 8 plates and a full-page map in the text; gilt back, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Meticulous and harrowing account of the 'Death March' following the Japanese capture of Bataan in 1942. First published in the US in 1962. Enser, p.55."
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Book number: 13425
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 US$ 25.95 | JP¥ 2814]
Keywords: "military, ww2, far east, bataan, pow, war crimes"

 
S.L. FALK
Seventy Days to Singapore. The Malayan Campaign 1941-1942.
"Hale, [1975]" "8vo., First Edition, with photographs and maps; cloth, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Valuable reassessment using previously unpublished material from both sides"
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Book number: 17634
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.25 US$ 32.44 | JP¥ 3517]
Keywords: "mstock, shelfkc, military, ww2, singapore, malaya"

 
BERNARD FERGUSSON
Return to Burma. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Collins, 1962" "8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter fray and creased with minor loss at edges. After retirement, Fergusson fulfils a long-time ambition by revisiting Burma and the scenes of Beyond the Chindwin and The Wild Green Earth. Enser, p. 89; not recorded by Graham & Cole."
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Book number: 25914
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 US$ 23.36 | JP¥ 2532]
Keywords: "military, ww2, british army, 14th army, burma, chindits, bernard fergusson"

 
BERNARD FERGUSSON
Travel Warrant.
"Collins, 1979" "8vo., First Edition, with 15 plates on 8 and endpaper maps; ivory cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly sunned at backstrip. Vividly-written account of Fergusson's global travels following WWII, and his service as Governor-General of New Zealand."
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Book number: 18690
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.98 | JP¥ 1407]
Keywords: "military, ww2, bernard fergusson, lord ballantrae, travel, new zealand"

 
BERNARD FERGUSSON
The Trumpet in the Hall 1930-1958. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Collins, 1970" "8vo., First Edition, with 3 maps in the text; original cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean in unclipped, mildly browned dustwrapper. Fergusson's vividly-written autobiography covers his time as ADC to Wavell, his service in Palestine, Turkey and Syria, followed by Tobruk and (arguably his finest hour) the dramatic ordeal of Wingate's campaigns in Burma. This volume concludes with his departure from the service in 1958 prior to his appointment as Governor-General of New Zealand. dustwrapper artwork by Kenneth Farnhill. Elusive in this condition. Graham & Cole, L7; not recorded by Enser."
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Book number: 15937
GBP 34.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.5 US$ 44.12 | JP¥ 4783]
Keywords: "military, ww2, british army, far east, burma, wingate, chindits, fourteenth army, slim, tobruk"

 
B.M. FRANK
Okinawa: the Great Island Battle.
"Elsevier-Dutton, New York NY, [1978]" "8vo., First Edition, with illustrated title-spread and numerous photographs and maps in the text; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Enser, p.167."
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Book number: 18898
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.38 | JP¥ 1125]
Keywords: "military, ww2, pacific, okinawa"

 
GEORGE MCDONALD FRASER
Quartered Safe Out Here. A Recollection of the War in Burma. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Harvill, [1992]" "8vo., First Edition, with a full-page map in the text; red cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. One of the best close-quarters accounts of the war in Burma by the author of the Flashman novels. Fraser served with 9 BN The Border Regiment in 17th Indian Division. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Graham & Cole M28."
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Book number: 25406
GBP 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 139.5 US$ 155.71 | JP¥ 16881]
Keywords: "military, ww2, burma, 14th army, 17th indian division, border regiment"

 
I. FELLOWES-GORDON
Amiable Assassins. The Story of the Kachin Guerrillas of North Burma.
"Hale, [1957]" "8vo., First Edition, with 20 plates on 16; original green cloth, gilt back, backstrip faded (but all gilt just legible), a good, firm copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter mildly age-soiled, frayed at edges and wanting top half of backstrip. With the trade stamp of Oxford Book & Stationery Co., Calcutta, on front free endpaper. With a private corporate circulation list on front free endpaper. One of the most detailed of the relatively few personal accounts of irregular forces in this theatre. Extremely scarce, especially in the dustwrapper. Enser, p.89; Graham & Cole, H10."
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Book number: 20115
GBP 88.00 [Appr.: EURO 102.25 US$ 114.19 | JP¥ 12380]
Keywords: "military, ww2, burma, kachin levies"

 
IAN LYALL GRANT
Burma: The Turning Point. The Seven Battles on the Tiddim Road which Turned the Tide of the Burma War. [Foreword by Field Marshal Lord Bramall]. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR WITH A.L.s
"Zampi Press, Chichester, [1993]" "8vo., First Edition, with 48 plates on 24, 8 coloured maps, and 7 full-page maps in the text; original green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE, AND WITH A PRESENTATION A.L.s. FROM THE AUTHOR ON HIS PERSONAL LETTERHEAD TO DONALD EALES-WHITE. The first of Lyall Grant's masterly analyses of the Burma war and forerunner of 'The Japanese Invasion' (co-written with Tamayama and similarly privately printed some six years later). In this outstanding analysis, using extensive fresh information from both British and Japanese sources, Grant produces the most authoritative history to date. Includes command structures, OOB, statistical appendices and bibliography. An outstanding contribution to the history of WWII. Signed copies are very scarce. Graham & Cole E20."
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Book number: 15737
GBP 165.00 [Appr.: EURO 191.75 US$ 214.1 | JP¥ 23212]
Keywords: "military, ww2, burma, tiddim road, imphal, kohima, scoones, lyall grant"

 
(HUGH POPHAM). BILL GRIFFITHS
Blind to Misfortune. A Story of Great Courage in the Face of Adversity. [As told to Bill Griffiths]. IN DUSTWRAPPER
"Leo Cooper, [1989]" "8vo., First Edition, with plates; green cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
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Book number: 25871
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.98 | JP¥ 1407]
Keywords: "military, ww2, burma, hugh popham"

 
R. HAMOND
A Fearful Freedom. The Story of One Man's Survival behind the Lines in Japanese occupied Malaya 1942-45.
"Leo Cooper, [1984]" "8vo., First Edition, with 9 plates on 4 and 3 full-page maps; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
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Book number: 6525
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 18.17 | JP¥ 1969]
Keywords: "military, ww2, british army, pow, malaya, far east"

 
V. HAUGLAND
Letter from New Guinea.
"Hammond Hammond & Co., [1944]" "8vo., First Edition; oatmeal cloth, backstrip lettered in green, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter frayed and creased at edges and with one closed tear. An AP correspondent alone in the jungle. SCARCE."
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Book number: 25536
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 35 US$ 38.93 | JP¥ 4220]
Keywords: "military, ww2, new guinea, war correspondents"

 
A. HEWITT.
Bridge with Three Men. Across China to the Western Heaven in 1942. With a Foreword Sir John Mills. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Jonathan Cape, [1986]" "8vo., First Edition, with plates and endpaper maps; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Enser, p.76."
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Book number: 25404
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 35 US$ 38.93 | JP¥ 4220]
Keywords: "military, ww2, british army, 14th army, burma, india"

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