The Adventures Of Dunsterforce

Author: Major-General L. C. Dunsterville
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1781499373
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Dunsterforce', named after its intrepid commander, Maj.-Gen. L.C. Dunsterville, was the small, secret expedition, known from its clandestine nature as 'the Hush-Hush army', sent to the Caucasus at the end of 1917 in a bid to nip Russia's Bolshevik revolution in the bud, or at least to forestall any Russian attempt to move south and and export their revolution to British-ruled India. Small and ill-supplied, Dunsterforce made up for its lack of numbers with the personal dash of its commander, (who had already been immortalised in literature as 'Stalky' in Rudyard Kipling's public school tales, 'Stalky & Co' based on Kipling's boyhood with Dunsterville at the United Services College at Westward Ho! in Devon). Dunsterville's own book has plenty of Kiplingesque derring do as the General and his subordinate officers (who led sub-expeditions) to parley with the Kurdish, Persian and Cossack tribesmen of the vast and mountainous area. In the end, Dunsterforce found itself battling in vain to save the oil rich town of Baku from the Bolsheviks before lack of resources and the fatal disunity among his allies forced the force to withdraw, their mission unfulfilled. This colourful memoir, reflecting the charismatic character of its author, is a key source for anyone interested in what Kipling called the Great Game (the great power rivalry between Russia and Britain) in British intervention in Russia and the history of unorhtodox warfare.

The Adventures Of Dunsterforce

Author: Lionel Charles Dunsterville
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Persia In World War I And Its Conquest By Great Britain

Author: Mohammad Gholi Majd
Editor: University Press of Amer
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Using U.S. State Department archives, Persian sources, and memoirs of British military officers, Majd provides an outline of military, diplomatic, and political events in Persia during 1914-1918. Persia in World War I and Its Conquest by Great Britain describes Persia's failure to gain recourse at Versailles, alleging that Persia was a loser both in war and peace. It is the second book in Majd's World War I triology.

The Caucasus

Author: Thomas De Waal
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190683082
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Fully revised and updated, Tom de Waal's The Caucasus is an essential and authoritative introduction to this complex region. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and the breakaway territories that have tried to split away from these states constitute one of the most diverse and challenging regions on earth, impressing the visitor with their multi-layered history, ethnic complexity, and seemingly intractable conflicts. Over the last few years, the South Caucasus region has captured international attention again because of its role in disputes between the West and Russia, its unsolved conflicts, and its role as an energy transport corridor to Europe. De Waal begins with a historical overview and then shifts his attention to the contemporary era, particularly the roiling conflicts over Nagorny Karabakh, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia. He also analyzes the energy politics of the region, the 2008 "Five-Day War" between Georgia and Russia, and recent political changes in all three countries. In addition, the book features brief snapshots of fascinating side topics such as Georgian wine, Baku jazz, and how the coast of Abkhazia came to be known as the "Soviet Florida." Concise, stimulating, and rich in detail, The Caucasus is the perfect guide to this fascinating and misunderstood region.

The Oil Road

Author: James Marriott
Editor: Verso Trade
ISBN: 1781681287
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War Books A Critical Guide

Author: Cyril Falls
Editor: london : P. Davies, Limited
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The Lockhart Plot

Author: Jonathan Schneer
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198852983
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This is the extraordinary story of the British plot in the summer of 1918 to overthrow the Bolshevik government in Russia, murder the Bolshevik leaders, and install a new government in Moscow that would re-open the war against the Germans on the Eastern Front. Conceived by the British envoy to the Bolsheviks, Robert Bruce Lockhart, a dashing, cynical, urbane 30-year-old Scot, and involving French, American, and Russian accomplices, the planultimately failed - which is why it has until now remained shrouded in mystery. It was a plot in which the fate of the Revolution and the future shape of world history were upfor grabs, and the story behind it is a thrilling one involving a game of cat and mouse with the Bolshevik secret police, the Cheka, as well as murder, attempted murder, and a passionate love affair between Lockhart and one of his Russian accomplices, the beautiful Russian aristocrat Moura von Benckendorff.

The Illustrated London News

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Dictionary Catalog Of The Research Libraries Of The New York Public Library 1911 1971

Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
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The Secret Center

Author: Priya Satia
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The Kipling Journal

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The Right Man For The Right Job

Author: Gavin Keating
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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To his troops, Savige was known simply as 'Old Stan', and he developed a reputation as a commander who had an exceptionally strong rapport with those who served under him. However, his relations with his military contemporaries were frequently acrimonious. His detractors charged that he lacked the technical knowledge for higher command, had been promoted beyond his ability and was overly reliant on his subordinates. It is their view that has largely influenced contemporary history. This book examines Lieutenant General Savige's command performance during the Second World War. It is story that considers some of the critical issues faced by the Australian Army during this time"--BOOK JACKET.

The Letters Of Rudyard Kipling

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: MacMillan
ISBN: 9780333439890
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The fourth volume of Kipling's letters takes the story of his life from the end of the Edwardian era through the Great War. The years just before the war saw the publication of Rewards and Fairies and Songs from Books. During the war he published no new fiction but only the work he did as war correspondent and propagandist, including France at War, The Fringes of the Fleet, and The Eyes of Asia. In 1915, his only son, John, was killed. Kipling's last volume of poems, The Years Between (1919), embodies the suffering and bitterness of these years.

The English Catalogue Of Books

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The English Catalogue Of Books Annual

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Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.

Imperial Spies Invade Russia

Author: A. J. Plotke
Editor: Praeger
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This first history of British Imperial interventions in widely distant geographic areas in north and south Russia at the end of World War I describes the invention of a new kind of intelligence system. Based on an extensive use of documents, this careful study provides interesting lessons for dealing with Russia today at a similar turning point. In 1918, Britain used intelligence as a substitute for open diplomacy and turned the interventions to economic advantage for Britain and Canada as well. The study analyzes the intelligence operations in terms of planning, tactics, communications and coordination, field activities, networks, trade and transport. Each of the interventions are described in detail. A lengthy bibliography provides important evidence also of the remarkable events that took place.

East Persia

Author: William Edmund Ritchie Dickson
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