WORLD WAR II - PLATT, Sir William (1885-1975)
The Campaign against Italian East Africa 1940/41. The Lees Knowles Lectures given at Cambridge University 1951
[London: privately printed], 1962. Tall quarto. Typescript. , 18, 20, 19,  leaves. Color folding map of central Africa, with additions in manuscript.
Modern red morocco backed cloth.
Provenance: Sir John Marriott (presentation inscription from Platt on the front endpaper)
Unpublished typescript of three lectures given by the commander of the Sudan Defence Force during the East African Campaign.
Platt's lectures, given in 1951, reviews the problems facing the British in East Africa in the years leading to 1940, and gives a very detailed account of the campaign against the Italians, the British victory and aftermath. This copy inscribed by Platt to Sir John Marriott, the commander of the 29th Indian Infantry during the campaign.