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Brett-James, Antony.

Published by Hennel Locke/Harrap, Lond,1948. 2nd Impression. (1948)

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From: Page After Page (Box Hill, VIC, Australia)

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About this Item: Hennel Locke/Harrap, Lond,1948. 2nd Impression., 1948. h/c + d/j, 22x14.5cm,352 pages, Index, Illust, b/w sketch portraits, plates, Maps, ep maps, several large edge and spine chips, price clip, removable plastic covering, quite decent. Signals with the 5th Indian Division at Al Alamein and in Burma. Seller Inventory # 50890

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Brett-James, Antony

Published by London Hennel Locke Limited (1948)

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From: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB (Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: London Hennel Locke Limited, 1948. First edition, pp.viii, 352, illustrations, end-paper maps. A very good copy in original cloth. The author served in Arakan, the battle for Imphal, and the Chin Hills. His memoirs pay particular tribute to the 'unknown Indian other ranks'. Herbert 367. Seller Inventory # 34205

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Antony BRETT-JAMES

Published by Hennel Locke, [1948] (1948)

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About this Item: Hennel Locke, [1948], 1948. 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, plates, maps and front and rear endpaper maps; buff cloth, backstrip lettered in red, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped but heavily worn dustwrapper. The author served as a signals officer with Fifth Indian Division. Includes Arakan, Ngakyedauk, Imphal, the advance to Tiddim and interludes in Kashmir and Sikkhim. SCARCE. Enser, p.218; Graham & Cole M9. Seller Inventory # 29963

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Brett-James Antony

Published by Hennel Locke Limited, London (1948)

ISBN 10: 0571131360 ISBN 13: 9780571131365

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About this Item: Hennel Locke Limited, London, 1948. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. This is a Very Good + Copy of this Book in Publisher's beige cloth with red title lettering to spine in a Good Only Dust-Jacket,with several small chips and tears to the outer extremities of the dust-jacket.Price clipped and this copy has NO previous inscriptions present.Illustrated with 9 b&w plates and 4 maps.Clean copy internally.This copy has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and there is no leaning or rolling to spine.Uncommon title 8vo 352pp First Edition 1st Impression. Seller Inventory # 61156

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Brett-James, Antony

Published by Hennel Locke, Lon. (1948)

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About this Item: Hennel Locke, Lon., 1948. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. nice copy. Seller Inventory # 029250

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Report My Signals.: Brett-James, Antony.

Brett-James, Antony.

Published by Locke., London. (1948)

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About this Item: Locke., London., 1948. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. viii, 352pp, map, plates. Memoirs of a Signals officer serving with the Indian Division. Inscription to half-title reads: 'To my good friend Katie from the author, Anthony. 5 October 1948.' Book is very clean and tight, wrapper has some chipping, 2cm missing from spine. 600g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 004673

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Brett-James Antony

Published by Hennel Locke Limited Londom (1948)

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About this Item: Hennel Locke Limited Londom, 1948. First edition 8vo 352pp. The author's own copy signed by him on the front endpaper. Below his signature the signature of " Mountbatten of Burma" and on the rear endpaper the signatures of Generals Messervy, Stopford and Giffard and of Noel Coward, all of them figure within the book ( Noel Coward was there at a troop concert ) No jacket but a fine clean britght unfaded copy. Images available. Seller Inventory # 10904

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Antony Brett-James (1920-1984), 5th Indian Division Royal Signals, military historian and Sandhurst lecturer

Published by Typescript undated. Signed copy of book: Hennel Locke Limited London & Sydney Marked-up copy of book: Hennel Locke and George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd London 1948 (1948)

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About this Item: Typescript undated. Signed copy of book: Hennel Locke Limited London & Sydney Marked-up copy of book: Hennel Locke and George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd London 1948, 1948. 'Report My Signals' (hereafter RMS) was well received on its publication in 1948, a second impression appearing in the same year. The book's dustwrapper blurb describes the contents as 'the war memoirs of a Signals officer who served for three years with the Fifth Indian Division. He was with this illustrious formation from August 1942 (near El Alamein) until the recapture of Rangoon. | The author writes frankly and sincerely of his experiences with Indian soldiers, for whom he expresses affection and admiration. [.] He writes too of his relationships with fellow officers and senior commanders, and describes visits by Slim and Mountbatten.' ONE: Typescript of RMS. On 463 numbered 4to pages, each on a separate leaf, in two folders. In good condition, with light creasing to some leaves. Folders and first page with stamps of 'Herter Ryder | c/o. Toby Eader Associates, Ltd., | 18, Park Walk, | London SW10 0AQ'. The typescript, in 33 chapters, exhibits substantial differences from the version published in 57 chapters. TWO: Copy of RMS (Hennel Locke and Harrap). 8vo, viii + 352 pp. Marked up by the author for a projected 1949 reprint (no such reprint appeared), with numerous minor emendations and corrections in the author's autograph, and a number of deletions, including the excision of some leaves. THREE: Autograph Letter Signed (4to, 2 pp) to Brett-James from '' ('Dalid. 27. 1. 61'). 25 lines. Begins 'My kind and dearest Sahibi | by the grace of God I am OK'. Giving details of his current circumstances. 'I am working in the factory. This Place is not a very good Place to work. because I do not get the good wages. But some thing is better than nothing. So I am still trying to get on the Buses'. FOUR: 47 lines of pencil manuscript (8vo, 2 pp), headed 'ROMAN URDU', beginning 'JAB MAIN HOSPITAL MEN GEYA TO UNNUHON NE MUJHE C.C.S. MEN BHEJANE KE LIE BOLA.' Docketed by Brett-James to indicate that it is the work of 'Abdul Rehman'('my best operator of the switchboard', RMS, p.118). FIVE: Autograph Letter Signed (8vo, 1 p) to Brett James from Derek van der Goot (South Memms; 16 November 1964), praising the book. 'You had an exciting time, and it was well worth putting on paper.' SIX: Copy of the first edition of RMS ('Hennel Locke Limited | London & Sydney') 8vo, viii + 352 pp. Good tight copy, on aged paper and with slight sunning at head and tail of spine, in remains of dust-wrapper. Half-title carries an affectionate signed inscription to the author's father on the latter's birthday. Seller Inventory # 16926

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Antony Brett-James (1920-1984), 5th Indian Division Royal Signals, military historian and Sandhurst lecturer

Published by Executed while on duty with the British Army in Africa and Asia between and 1945 (1942)

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About this Item: Executed while on duty with the British Army in Africa and Asia between and 1945, 1942. A feature of Brett-James's well-received war memoir 'Report My Signals' (1948) was the fifteen reproductions of his pencil drawings of Indian men who served under him, the originals of which are present here, together with a further fifty. These indicate Brett-James's skill at conveying character in well-executed pencil sketches. The sixty-five black-and-white pencil drawings in this collection are in good condition, on lightly-aged paper with occasional creasing. They consist of: ONE. The original fifteen portrait heads of men of the Fifth Indian Division reproduced as illustrations in RMS. Six in 4to and nine in 12mo. All fifteen are signed by Brett-James with his monogram initials. All fifteen sitters are named, with nine of the portraits fully dated (1944 and 1945), and five dated with day and month. All fifteen made between 1944 and 1945, all named and all but three dated (i.e. '22-6-45 Allah Yar Khan'). TWO. Twenty-seven pencil portrait heads of Indian soldiers in the Division (nineteen 8vo and eight 12mo), with nineteen of the twenty-six sitters identified, e.g. Naik. V. Jayeseelan OT, L/Hav. Janardhan Nair DR, Havildar Ibrahim, Sigm. Mohn Jan, Sigm. Vasud Evan ('My Madrassi orderly'), Hav. Radhakrishna, Noor Mohd, Naik Chokkalingam I.D.S.M., M.A. Sebastian, Muniappa. Fifteen of the twenty-seven are signed by Brett-James. Five are fully-dated (between 1943 and 1945), and a further three have month and year. THREE. Twenty-three pencil portrait heads of Europeans (eleven 8vo and twelve 12mo), with the names of twenty of the sitters given, including Lt Jack Knowles, Corporal Woffenden ('one of our "G" clerks'), Captain Len Hill, Bob Noble, Cyril Goodman, Major H. J. Webb, Steve Morrison, Tom Gray, 'Dutch' Holland, 'Egbert'. Nine are signed by Brett-James with his initials, and six are fully dated (between 1942 and 1945). FOUR. A further sixteen miscellaneous drawings (including three of members of his family); and three photographs showing Brett-James and another English army officer ('Capt. Pegg'), both in shorts, in temperate climes with a woman and children. Seller Inventory # 16928

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