by Bush, Captain Eric Wheler, D.S.O., D.S.C., Royal Navy
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1975. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 39 illustrations, with 5 maps. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1975. First edition. "Bush was a fifteen-year-old midshipman during World War I - his first assignment was command of a ship hauling British soldiers to their graves on the barren Turkish coast. He refuses to concede the idiocy of the carnage produced by His Majesty's hope that Turkey could be conquered by naval bombardment and land invasion, counting, like the Bay of Pigs planners, on an internal uprising that never took place. Nevertheless the book testifies to the folly of the Gallipoli venture which ended with the bald fact of a quarter of a million casualties on each side" (Kirkus Review). Inscribed by Bush on the front flyleaf. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with silver titles. The dust jacket is clean and bright. (Inventory #: 64491)
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