With the Persian Expedition
An illustrated history of the Dunsterforce in Persia in the Great War
First edition, hardback (spine rebacked) bound in the original cloth. 22.5 × 14.5cm, 276pp + 16pp ads.
The author, a war correspondent for the Daily Chronicle newspaper in the Balkans in the early part of the Great War, was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps in Dec 1916. Early in 1918 after escaping the Bolshevik Red terror in Petrograd, Donohoe accompanied the Baghdad Party that left Britain to reinforce Dunsterforce a semi-guerrilla unit commanded by Major General Dunsterville. Dunsterforce was trying to foment Persian opposition to their Turkish overlords, training indigenous Persian police to take charge of their troubled country; and striving to counter Soviet Communist influence in Persia and Transcaucasia.
A good reading copy. As mentioned, the spine has been rebacked with new pastedowns and endpapers, and there is some light wear to the boards. A small amount of handwritten text from a library has been whited-out to the title page. All maps and plates are present (one is neatly detached). The main body of text is in good order, and is securely bound. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown (J Spranger Harrison).