WORLD WAR II - Lt. A. Leslie Bostock
Abyssinian Alphabet. The Third Anti-Tank Battery (South African Artillery) in Kenya and Abyssinia, October 1940 to May 1941
[South Africa?]: . Quarto. Unnumbered title plus 32 numbered leaves, recto only. Signed by Bostock on the upper wrapper.
Publisher's stapled wrappers.
Provenance: Humphrey Winterton (booklabel)
A very rare WWII "regimental history" of a South African battery in the East African Campaign.
Written by Bostock, with contributions by others in the regiment, the introduction below the title describes the work: "These few sketches of our life, principally in Abyssinia, but to some extent in Kenya, from October 1940 to May 1941, started as a personal record which I thought might be of interest to friends in South Africa and Overseas. Our Battery Commander, however, was good enough to take the view that, somewhat expanded, they might constitute a kind of interim battery record of those interesting months..." Organized alphabetically, entries include both serious and humorous contributions. OCLC records but a single extant example.