The Trucial Oman Scouts. The Story of a Bedouin Force.
With a Foreword by Bernard Burrows.
First and only edition. Well-written account of the development of the unit originally formed as the Trucial Oman Levies, an armed gendarmerie, in 1951. The Buraimi Incident, followed by the Jebel Akhdar Campaigns in Oman led to an expansion into a fully equipped Bedouin brigade which was eventually absorbed into the Union Defence Force with the establishment of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. Relatively recently published, but almost unfindable. This copy signed on the half-title by the author.
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Octavo. Publisher’s red boards, title gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Sixteen plates, maps to the text, coloured pictorial endpapers after a painting of Jahili Fort, Buraimi by David Shepherd. Very good in slightly rubbed, unclipped jacket.