Imphal: A Flower on Lofty Heights :: Geoffrey Evans & Antony Brett-James

Imphal: A Flower on Lofty Heights :: Geoffrey Evans & Antony Brett-James soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!

London & New York: Macmillan & Co., 1962, Hardback in dust wrapper.

2nd impression, first edition 1962. Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Maps;

From the cover: The year is 1944. The place, Imphal, capital of Manipur, a remote and inaccessible State on the north-east frontier of India; a beauty spot and the last place on earth likely to suffer the horrors of modern war. But here was fought the most fiercely contested battle of the Burma campaign, the battle which, if for no other reason, will go down in history as the greatest military disaster ever suffered by the Japanese on land. And yet, if the Japanese had succeeded and had invaded India, no one can say what might have resulted.

To set the scene the authors have devoted the early chapters to depicting Manipur in peacetime and have written the account of the battle which follows in a style that will be easily understood by the layman. They tell of the preparations on both sides before the Japanese invasion of Manipur and pro…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Tape marks to the end papers and blanks. Top corner of the first blank clipped. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xiv) 348 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Military catalogue?

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