The Silver Crescent. Published by Permission of the War Office
DE CHAIR, Somerset
Somerset De Chair (1911-1995) was Intelligence Officer with "Kingcol," a Flying Column of fewer than 1,500 men under the command of Brig.-Gen. John Joseph Kingstone. This tiny force was sent from Palestine to Baghdad to deal with the effects of the "Golden Square" coup among pro-Nazi Iraqi military officers. Despite the air support extended to the Iraqis by the German and Italian air forces, the operation was a complete success for the British column, Baghdad falling on May 30, 1941. The author's poignant poem appears on a front leaf.
Publisher: The Golden Cockerel Press
Date Published: 1943
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Edition limited to 500 copies, of which numbers 1-30 are bound in full morocco; this is no. 25. 126 p. 26 cm. 14 b&w illustrations and the author's endpaper sketch-maps of the Levant-Caspian Front, showing the route of Brigadier Kingstone's Column from Baghdad to Palmyra in June 1941.