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The Resource Secret army : an elite force, a secret mission, a fleet of Model-T Fords, a far flung corner of WWI, Barry Stone

Secret army : an elite force, a secret mission, a fleet of Model-T Fords, a far flung corner of WWI, Barry Stone

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Secret army : an elite force, a secret mission, a fleet of Model-T Fords, a far flung corner of WWI
Title
Secret army
Title remainder
an elite force, a secret mission, a fleet of Model-T Fords, a far flung corner of WWI
Statement of responsibility
Barry Stone
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It was arguably the greatest fighting force in the entirety of the Great War. They were the very best: hardened, fearless, decorated, cocky fighting men, all veterans of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Yet this elite force secretly assembled in London in late 1917 remains an enigma even today. Barry Stone tells the story of these Australian, British, New Zealand, Canadian and South African men who were sent to the ethnic powder keg of the Caucasus to preserve British interests. They matched wits with German spies and assassins. They fought the Turks. They dined with sheiks, outraged local mullahs, forged unlikely alliances with Russian Cossacks, helped Armenians flee genocide, and saved the lives of thousands of starving Persians.This book is a rarity: a story set against the backdrop of war, filled not with bloodshed but with acts of kindness and selflessness; a triumph of the human spirit
Biography type
contains biographical information
Biographical or historical data
Barry Stone is a journalist and travel writer. He is author of The Desert Anzacs andThe Digger's Menagerie,and has written on topics as varied as mutinies in the Age of Sail, and a history of hermits and recluses.
Cataloging source
VMON
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Stone, Barry
Dewey number
940.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Australia
  • World war, 1914-1918 #z Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Desert warfare
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Secret army : an elite force, a secret mission, a fleet of Model-T Fords, a far flung corner of WWI, Barry Stone
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Introduction 1. A mad enterprise 2. A veritable holocaust 3. The humanitarian army 4. A hasty withdrawal Epilogue
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060648715
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760290689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map, portraits, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)991586025
Label
Secret army : an elite force, a secret mission, a fleet of Model-T Fords, a far flung corner of WWI, Barry Stone
Publication
Copyright
Note
Introduction 1. A mad enterprise 2. A veritable holocaust 3. The humanitarian army 4. A hasty withdrawal Epilogue
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060648715
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760290689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map, portraits, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)991586025

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