Prisoners of Hope :: Michael Calvert

Prisoners of Hope :: Michael Calvert soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Jonathan Cape, 1952, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Black & white photographs; Top edge dyed Red; Fold-out coloured maps (5); Frontispiece; Appendices (4);

From the cover: The title is from a text Turn ye to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope (Zechariah ix, 12) often quoted by Wingate. Lieut.-Col. Calvert, D.S.O., was one of Wingates men. He led a column in Wingates first, experimental expedition into Burma. In 1944 he was nominated by Wingate to command 77 Brigade on the second expedition. The mixed force under Calverts command was flown 150 miles into the heart of Burma. A stronghold, constructed on the principles laid down by Wingate, was established, and operations began.

It was not for nothing that the popular press bestowed on Calvert the sob…

Introduction by: Peter Fleming

Good+ in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 303 pages. 8″ x 5½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my Military catalogue?


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