SAILOR IN THE DESERT: The Adventures of Phillip Gunn, DSM, RN in the Mesopotamia Campaign, 1915
Royal Navy sailor's experiences during the Mesopotamian campaign of 1915. As an able seaman on the armed sloop HMS Clio, he was hunting the soon-to-be-famous German cruiser Emden, then were next in action defending the Suez Canal against an attempted Turkish invasion before joining the expedition to invade Turkish-held Mesopotamia (Iraq) -- supporting the British expedition up the River Tigris. Philip Gunn's recollections give a rare perspective of this ill-fated campaign.
Authentic account drawn from Phillip Gunn's unpublished memoirs as well as conversations with the author, his son David. It is illustrated with 12 b/w photos and 20 color paintings by Philip Gunn himself.
NEW-dj, available late March 2014 ......$40.00
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