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5.0 out of 5 stars An RN Able Seaman's story in Mesopotamia 1915, 14 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Sailor in the Desert: The Adventures of Phillip Gunn, DSM, RN in the Mesopotamia Campaign, 1915 (Hardcover)
An excellent mix of the political and military history of the time during an often overlooked battle against the Turks in the Middle East during late 1915, and the experiences of a junior rating, Able Seaman Phillip Gunn, given amazing responsibilities during actions 500 miles from the sea up the River Tigris near Baghdad, and his lucky evacuation from being incarcerated in Kut where thousands of British and Indian troops were not so fortunate. Good descriptions of the historical setting, key political and military players on the world stage on the one hand, and on the other, Gunn's experience on shore leave near Basra drinking coffee in a street cafe talking to the local Arabs, asking, "What do you think of us being here?" and being told, "the Turks have ruled us for hundreds of years, and want to make money out of us. ... You will probably be the same. ... We just want to be left alone". Good maps, contemporary photographs and coloured illustrations by the subject of the book painted years later from memory - make a most readable and entertaining package.
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