Alms for Oblivion. in dj

By: KEMP, Peter

Price: $30.00

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KEMP, Peter. Alms for Oblivion. London: Cassell & Company, (1961). Pp. (16),1-188,[4]. Illustrated with maps and 9 plates of black and white photographs. 8vo, blue cloth cover with gold lettering to spine. "Peter Kemp's firstview of Siam was from beneath a camouflaged parachute, swinging down to a jungle clearing. [...] in May 1945, in the closing stages of the Second World War, he was to help the Siamese guerillas in their running battle against the Japanese. [...] Safeguarding the interests of prisoners of war and French civilians soon devleoped into gun-running for the French, in the face of haphazard but lethal attacks by the Communist Viet-minh, whose main occupation during the war had been the piling up of arms until the defeat of the Japanese left a power vacuum which they could fill by force - and terror.With the signing of the peace treaty between the United Kingdom and Siam i n 1946, Peter Kemp's work there was over and he was offered command of the Advanced Allied Mission to the islands of Bali and Lombok, to prepare the way for Dutch reoccupation from the Japanese. These two islands immediately captured his heart and imagination." -from the dj. Some spotting to top- and fore-edge, else vg in edgeworn dj with small 1 cm. tear to front cover. 30.00

Title: Alms for Oblivion. in dj

Author Name: KEMP, Peter

Categories: 41,

Publisher: Cassell & Company, London, 1961,:

Seller ID: 76382

Keywords: MILITARY SIAM FAR EAST BALI LOMBOK INDONESIA,