THE NEGLECTED WAR : MESOPOTAMIA 1914 – 1918.

Barker, A. J.


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1st ed., 1967. 534 pp., frontis., + other maps + photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. A signature & date to (blank) f.f.e.p., o/w Nr.FINE. In 1914 the British marched into Mesopotamia in order to secure the Royal Navy’s oil supply. This having been achieved, a further campaign was embarked upon – a long-range offensive against Baghdad, under the ambitious Major-General Charles Townshend – which can have few parallels in the annals of military and political ineptitude. This account of the fortunes of this Forgotten Army’, the fruit of much original research, combines vivid narrative with illuminating exploration of the fascinating international and political ramifications of the campaign and its aftermath.~~~~~


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