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BADCOCK (Bt. Lt.-Col. G.E., CBE, DSO) A History of the Transport Services of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1916-1917-1918. 1st Ed., 388pp., portrait frontis., fldg. maps, several sketches & tables. Rees. 1925  #56458
[HLMainPic] Detailed account of camel, donkey & mechanical transport, with personal reminiscences & a useful roll of the officers of each unit. Falls, in a lengthy review, writes: "...He has written an interesting & witty account of the transportation services, but in some respects must be said to have missed a great opportunity, for he deals rather with composition than organisation... filled by detailed accounts of the merits & demerits of particular vehicles, & of the methods by which the demerits were overcome in the workshops.... So that, while the details he gives are a tribute to resource & ingenuity, they are not particualrly useful to the student of transportation problems." Orig. blue cloth, gilt, some staining to sp. o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125




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