SANDES, Lieut.-Colonel E.W.C. From Pyramid to Pagoda. The Story of the West Yorkshire Regiment (the Prince of Wales's Own) in the War 1939-45 and afterwards. [London and Hastings, Parsons, 1951].
4to. Original cloth with dust-wrapper; pp. xiii, 305, frontispiece portrait of the Queen Mother after a colout photograph, numerous folding maps; wrapper with repaired tear and marginal rubbing, one corner bumped; apart from light spotting to text, a very good copy.
First edition of this scarce regimental history, relating the regiment's actions in Burma, including the fiercest battle in Burma, on the Tiddim Road, the defence of Imphal, and the move to Rangoon. The Burmese episode takes up the first 92 pages of the volume. Other deployments, this time of the 2nd Batallion, included action in Sudan, Abyssinia and Eritrea, the Western Desert, until both the 1st and 2ns Batallion are united in Burma and Indonesia and Malaysia after the end of the Second World War.