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Special Force: A Chindit's Story Jessie Shaw

Special Force: A Chindit's Story - Jessie Shaw

Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

From the cover: “In July 1977 Jesse Shaw received a Queen’s Pardon for youthful indiscretions committed fifty years before. It was a fitting end to an extraordinary story of soldiering in peace and war, stretching back to the dark days of 1917. Rarely have the day-to-day doings of a young soldier in the British Army been described to such telling effect and with such humour as they are in Jesse Shaw’s book. Too late, and too young, to see active service, he was forced to twiddle his thumbs waiting for demob. A few months tramping the streets of a land fit for heroes looking for work forced him back into the Army, this time as a Welsh Guardsman. He was soon to learn the difference between wartime infantry and peacetime Guards.”

Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 268 pages.
Special Force: A Chindit's Story Jessie Shaw