The Gurkhas in World War II - Chindits
Large A4 size booklet, 10 pages (N4814)
Please note: This booklet was printed, produced and bound privately, and so lacks the 'finish' of a proffessional publication (i.e the photographs that illustrate the booklet are photocopy quality). But none of this detracts from the fascinating and detailed information the booklet contains, and it remains a must read/reference for anyone interested in the subject.
This very short booklet offers a brief account of the role of the Gurkha's in Burma during the Second World War, and it is illustrated throughout with several photographs and maps. The booklet contains a total of ten pages, and begins with an overview of the Chindits, before going on to examine the role of the Gurkha's in the first expedition (Operation Longcloth) in 1943, and the Second Expedition a year later (Operation Thursday).
From the preface: This is not a concise account of the two Chindit operations of 1943 and 1944 as it concentrates on the part played by the Gurkha battalions involved. Thus, in the account of the Second Expedition, (Operation 'Thursday' in 1944), the emphasis is almost wholly on the actions of the four Gurkha battalions in 77 Brigade, 111 Brigade and Morris Force with but little reference to the equally hard fought and gallant actions carried out by 14 Brigade, 16 Brigade and 3 West African Brigade.
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The transparent plastic cover has one or two very minor scuffs and creases, but the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover