Ball of Fire: The Fifth Indian Division in the Second World War (Antony Brett-James) soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1951, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Appendices ;
From the cover: The Fifth Indian Division, whose emblem is the Ball of Fire, was one of the very few formations to fight Italians, Germans and Japanese. The Indian and British troops battled at Keren in Eritrea and at Amba Alagi in Abyssinia. They served in Cyprus and Iraq; and in the Western Desert, being desperately engaged in the crucial battle of the Knightsbridge Cauldron. The depleted Division fought a rearguard action for the Eighth Army back to the Alamein Line, and played a notable part in holding back Rommels forces from the Nile Valley.
1944 saw the Division, now with the Fourteenth Army, fighti…
Introduction by: Vice-Admiral Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a hint of age-toning.
Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. [XIV] 481 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my Military Army catalogue?