Private Papers of Lieutenant Colonel H H Keely OBE
Microfilm copy of a ts account (331pp) describing his trek out of Burma (May 1942) where he had served as a Sub-Divisional Officer with the Burmese Civil Service; expeditions to establish friendly relations with Burmese villages in war time (1942 - 1944); service as a Major and Brigadier with Civil Affairs Service, Burma (until October 1945) including attachments to Lieutenant General Montague Stopford's staff, XXXIII Corps and later IV Corps and after the war as a Deputy/Commissioner in the Burma Civil Service until 1955. It gives useful details of the Japanese attacks around Tamu in Burma in mid 1943(?), dealing with senior Army personnel (Stopford and Mountbatten in particular) and Burmese natives (including the Burmese National Army) and his life in Burma amidst the political changes there, 1945 - 1955.
This microfilm reel is labelled as a duplicate negative reading copy