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The Sanusi's little war : the amazing story of a forgotten conflict in the Western Desert, 1915-1917

Author: Russell H McGuirk
Publisher: London : Arabian Publ., 2007.
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This Is The Exciting Story of a forgotten war, fought out on the fringe of the great First World War campaigns. At its centre stands the tragic figure of Sayyid Ahmad al-Sharif, the Grand Sanusi, a charismatic Arab leader caught between the rival war aims of the Turco-German alliance and the British Empire. In November 1915 HMS Tara, a requisitioned ferryboat, is torpedoed by a German U-boat off Sollum on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Aḥmad al-Sharīf Sanūsī; Aḥmad al-Sharīf Sanūsī; Aḥmad ǎs-Šarif as- Sanūsī
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell H McGuirk
ISBN: 0954477278 9780954477271 9780954479275 0954479270
OCLC Number: 156803398
Description: xvi, 332 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part 1 - The Story of a Quest; Part 2 - Historical Background; Part 3 -- The Chests; Part 4 - Origins and Age; Glossary; Index.
Responsibility: Russell McGuirk.

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