London, Melrose, 1919. First Edition. A personal record of "the deeds - and misdeeds - of the Imperial Camel Corps in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine". 280pp.This book is in relatively good condition (most copies found are usually in poor shape). Cloth with very minor wear to spine ends. Front board is framed by a four-sided strip of three rules. No foxing but some browning of the pages. Size: 12mo. Frontis of the author.
Unusually inscribed by Capt Kimber of the R A V C "To the days we spent among the mounts of The Cameliers not forgetting the Sunday on Rafa Beach" "Watty"
Oliver Hogue's account of the Imperial Camel Corps in action during the desert and Palestine campaigns of the First World War is one of the first books written on the subject shortly after the events themselves took place. Hogue was a serving Australian soldier with the unit and so had the advantage of witnessing the events portrayed here at first hand. His is an easy reading, personable and journalistic style-very much of its day-which weaves a romance into this story of war against the declining Ottoman Turkish Empire and its German allies. There are very few books concerning the Camel Corps and this is a true rarity.
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 12 mo