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Fighters for Peace (Essay Index Reprint Series) - Mary Rosetta Parkman
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Hardcover, [EAN: 9780836924398], Ayer Co Pub, Ayer Co Pub, Book, [PU: Ayer Co Pub], Ayer Co Pub, This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... months of vigorous hammering that drove the Turks back inch by inch from the country around the Hai, they took refuge in the positions about Kut on the opposite side of the river and in their impregnable field of Sunnaiyat, as who should say, "Thus far and no farther! Here we can hold till doomsday!" But the day of doom was already dawning. This is the way the account of it read in General Maude's official report: The waterlogged state of the country and a high flood on the Tigris now necessitated a pause, but the time was usefully employed in methodical preparation for the passage of the Tigris at Shumran. Positions, guns and machine-gun crews to support the crossing were selected, approaches and ramps were made, and crews were trained to man the pontoons. In order to keep our intentions concealed-it was necessary that most of the details, including the movement of guns, should be carried out under the cover of night. Opposite Sunnaiyat where it was intended to renew the assault, artillery barrages were carried out daily in order to induce the enemy to expect such barrages unaccompanied by an assault as part of the daily routine. Minor diversions were also planned to deceive the enemy as to the point at which it was intended to cross the river. "We have waited for the rain and mud to stop you," said one of the 2,000 prisoners who had not succeeded in making good their crossing of the river to Kut, "but Kismet willed that it should not rain." And when Fate sent the longed-for torrent just a bit too late, it had clogged their feet as they tried to flee. Clearly Kismet was with the British, for not only before the flood but through the mire they pressed on. Only madmen would have attempted to cross the river, so the Turks thought--the river at flood which was..., 5011, Military, 3568213011, Afghan War, 5012, Aviation, 1043892, Canada, 5015, Intelligence & Espionage, 387040011, Iraq War, 5016, Korean War, 16233491, Life & Institutions, 5017, Napoleonic Wars, 5018, Naval, 5019, Pictorials, 16244451, Prisoners of War, 16244121, Regiments, 5020, Strategy, 5021, Uniforms, 5022, United States, 5025, Vietnam War, 1043894, War of 1812, 5026, Weapons & Warfare, 5030, World War I, 5031, World War II, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 468230, History, 491410, Africa, 684268011, Ancient, 491412, Asia, 491414, Europe, 491418, Latin America, 684269011, Middle East, 684270011, Military, 491422, United States, 468206, Humanities, 465600, New, Used & Rental Textbooks, 2349030011, Specialty Boutique, 283155, Books

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