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OWEN, H. Collinson.

Salonica and After.

The Sideshow that ended the War.

Published: London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919

Stock code: 61887

Price: £150

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First edition. “Mr. H. Collinson Owen was editor of the Balkan News, one of the best Army newspapers of the days of the war. He was also a keen observer, in whose pages many episodes and aspects of the Salonica Campaign not to be found in official archives are made clear” (Falls) Ownership inscription of R.G. Turrall, dated in 1920 to the front free endpaper. Capt. Guy “Tough Tim” Turrall, was with the 127th Field Company, RE in Salonica, winning the MC there, and served with SOE during the Second World War. He was involved in infiltration and sabotage operations in Crete – his diary of the mission being held in the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at King’s – Eritrea, and in 1945 he was later dropped into the Karen Hills in Burma to lead a group of Karen irregulars that were advancing on the flank of the Fourteenth Army. Uncommon in jacket, and very nicely provenanced.

Octavo. Title gilt to the spine, blind panelling to the upper board. With the dustjacket. Frontispiece and 12 other plates, map to the rear endpapers. Slightly cocked, mild foxing to the edges with minimal marginal encroachment, jacket just a little rubbed and with a few small chips, a very good copy.

Bibliography: Falls p.223

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