The author, a war correspondent for the ‘Daily Chronicle’ newspaper in the Balkans in the early part of the Great War, was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps in Dec 1916. Early in 1918 after escaping the Bolshevik ‘Red terror’ in Petrograd, Donohoe accompanied the “Bagdad Party” that left Britain to reinforce ‘Dunsterforce’ a semi-guerilla unit commanded by Major General Dunsterville (the original of ‘Stalky’ in Rudyard Kipling’s school novel ‘Stalky & Co.’) ’Dunsterforce’ was trying to foment Persian opposition to their Turkish overlords, training indiginous Persian police to take charge of their troubled country; and striving to counter Soviet Communist influence in Persia (Iran) and Transcaucasia. This exciting account, published in association with the Imperial War Museum, describes the events that followed. The text is accompanied by an important and interesting appendix on the Dunsterforce Armoured Car Brigade, and much information on local peoples and their customs. Ilustrated with maps and sixteen photographic plates. A rare account of a forgotten corner of the Great War.
Major M. H. Donohoe
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2004 N & M Press reprint of 1919 original Edition . SB. xv + 276pp 16 plates index .
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