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SANDERS (Gen. [Otto] Liman von) Five Years in Turkey. 1st Eng. Ed., 2nd Imp., x+326pp., portrait frontis. & 2 others, 3 fldg. sketch maps in end-pocket, num. sketch maps in text. Annapolis: US Naval Institute. 1928  #57191
[HLMainPic] Important work by the head of the German Military Mission to Turkey & then commander of Turkish 5th Army responsible for defence of Gallipoli. Also deeply involved with the Turkish campaigns in Mesopotamia & Palestine. "Liman's record is the bald & precise statement of a soldier, yet it reveals his character very clearly. He was a high-minded, extremely able, energetic & likeable man; but he was also hot-tempered, touchy, without tact, & unable to bear criticism. These latter characteristics hindered him seriously in his extraordinarily difficult task. This is one of the most interesting pictures we have of the other side." - Falls. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG ex-mess lib. with mainor stamps & cloth unmarked. See illustration on our website.   £75




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