Springboard to Victory :: C. E. (Cecil Ernest) Lucas Phillips

Springboard to Victory :: C. E. (Cecil Ernest) Lucas Phillips soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!

London, Melbourne, Toronto, Johannesburg & Auckland: Heinemann, 1966, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Sketches; Black & white photographs; Maps; Frontispiece; Appendices (2);

>From the cover: In April 1944 in the province of Assam there took place one of the most remarkable military encounters of modern history. During the battle of Kohima Ridge a scratch force of some 1,500 British and Indian troops held at bay, for a fortnight, nearly the whole of a fanatical Japanese division under Lieutenant-General Sato. It was a moment of extreme crisis for Burma and the whole Allied cause, although later somewhat obscured by the achievements of the big battalions in the year to come. But Kohima, and the great mountain barrier to which it was the key, were strategically vital, and the subsequent successes could not have been achieved had this spri…

Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little fraying to the spine ends. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xiv) 241 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my Middle East catalogue?


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