This long forgotten story deserves to be told. How a handful of men back in 1916 set out to explore and defend the vast stretches of Egyptian and Libyan desert in Model T Fords where previously only camels could travel. Their experiences led to interwar exploration (a bit like "The English Patient) and subsequent behind-the lines reconnaissance and attacks during WW2. Next time you drive your 4x4 on tarmac, think of these skinny-tired two-wheel-drive antiquities crossing hundreds of miles of rocks, soft sand and high dunes, and all without a sat-nav. It is just sad that the account was published long after the New-Zealand author died.
An excellent account of exploration of the North African deserts during WW1, which led onto Bagnold et al's adventures during the 20's and 30's and ultimately the exploits of the LRDG in WW2. Fascinating!