From Kent To Kohima Being The History Of The 4th Battalion The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment (ta.) 1939-1947.
Gale and Polden Ltd.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. xii + 259 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with regimental crest on front board. Extremities worn and slight damage to top of pages 47-62 neatly repaired. Signature of N. O. Durdant-Hollamby, Manyoni, Tanganyika Territory, 1951 on first free endpaper. Illustrated by 8 pages of photographic plates, including frontispiece, 9 maps numbered in text and one folding map. Decorated by publisher's device on verso of title. A record of the overseas service of the 4th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment, including France and Belgium, 1940, Egypt, Burma and the campaign against the Japanese at Kohima Imphal in India. By Majors Edward Bryan Stanley Clarke and Alan Theodore Tillott. Copy owned by N. O. (Nigel) Durdant-Hollamby (c.1923-2013) who was commissioned from the Artists' Rifles into the Royal West Kent Regiment during the Second World War and later served in the Somaliland Camel Corps, where he was credited with the capture of a stricken German U-boat and its crew. After the War he entered the Colonial Service as a District Officer in Tanganyika. A very scarce title.
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