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MASSEY (W.T.) Allenby's Final Triumph. 1st Ed., x+347pp., 30 plates, 3 maps. Constable. 1920  #62458
[HLMainPic] Palestine campaign 1918, well-illustrated readable account by the official correspondent. "...the story of Lord Allenby's great final victory, ending with a great pursuit which resulted in the capture of Damascus, Homs, & Aleppo, with almost the whole of the Turkish forces opposed to him. 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. blue cloth, gilt, sp. dull o/w VG with ownership inscrip. of L.C. Manners-Smith 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.   £45

     




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