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NEAVE, Dorina L.

Remembering Kut.

London : 1937 Stock Code: 110481
£275.00
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First edition, signed copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dorina Lockhart Neave, 26 April 1937". The terrible four-month siege of Kut in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, "was, arguably, Britain's worse military defeat since the surrender of Cornwallis's army in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War" (Patrick Crowley, Kut 1916: Courage and Failure in Iraq, 2009).

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt device on front cover. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Monochrome portrait frontispiece of Major-General Melliss, map of Turkey and the Middle East.

Condition

Jacket lightly soiled, spine toned, stain across foot of spine and panels, otherwise a very good copy.

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