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MASSEY (W.T.) The Desert Campaigns. 1st Ed., xvi+178pp., 24 plates by James McBey. Constable. 1918  #62456
[HLMainPic] Standard account of the campaigns in Egypt & Palestine by Official Correspondent with the EEF. He wrote three volumes covering the entire Egyptian & Palestine campaigns. This work "...takes the wanderers through the wilderness of Sinai... Mr Massey was a war correspondent & one of the most attractive writers of the whole band. War correspondents' books are records of impressions rather than history, but they are in part the stuff of which history is made, especially when the writer is, as here, a keen & Intelligent observer." - Falls. Orig. brown cloth, VG with inscrip. "L.C. Manners-Smith Sep. 20th 1918 fr. G.G.M.S." i.e. Major-Gen. Lionel Charles Manners-Smith CBE (1898-1975), a senior Artillery commander in WW2 who served in Egypt/Palestine as a junior officer. See illustration on our website.   £35


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