GLUBB, John Bagot. War In the Desert. An R.A.F. Frontier Campaign.

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GLUBB, John Bagot War In the Desert. An R.A.F. Frontier Campaign. London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1960].

8vo. Original cloth with illustrateed dust-wrapper, not price-clipped; pp. 352, sketch maps, plates after photographs; minimal rubbing to edge of wrappers, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. Much on Kuwait, Wahabis, Ibn Saud, and the local people of the Arabian peninsula. 'In 1920 Glubb was posted to Mesopotamia, where he later became a ground intelligence officer with the Royal Air Force. This was the beginning of his connection with the Arabs, for whom he formed an instant sympathy, so much so that in 1926 he left the army to join the British administration in Iraq. At that time the Iraqi Bedouin and shepherd tribes in the southern desert were being terrorized by raids by Ibn Sa'ud's Wahabis (al-ikhwan). Glubb was posted there in 1928 as administrative inspector … His best book is perhaps War in the Desert (1960), which tells of his Iraq service' (ODNB).

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