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The Secret Army

An Elite Force, A Secret Mission, A Fleet Of Model-T Fords, A Far Flung Corner Of WWI

Barry Stone

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Allen & Unwin
23 August 2017
History; First World War; Special & elite forces
It was arguably the greatest fighting force in the entirety of the Great War. They were the very best: hardened, fearless, decorated, cocky fighting men, all veterans of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Yet this elite force secretly assembled in London in late 1917 remains an enigma even today.

Barry Stone tells the story of these Australian, British, New Zealand, Canadian and South African men who were sent to the ethnic powder keg of the Caucasus to preserve British interests. They matched wits with German spies and assassins. They fought the Turks. They dined with sheiks, outraged local mullahs, forged unlikely alliances with Russian Cossacks, helped Armenians flee genocide, and saved the lives of thousands of starving Persians.

This book is a rarity: a story set against the backdrop of war, filled not with bloodshed but with acts of kindness and selflessness; a triumph of the human spirit.
By:   Barry Stone
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   345g
ISBN:   9781760290689
ISBN 10:   1760290688
Publication Date:   23 August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
MapIntroduction1. A mad enterprise2. A veritable holocaust3. The humanitarian army4. A hasty withdrawalEpilogueBibliographyIndex

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