The Golden Carpet

Somerset de Chair's mile-by-mile account of action in Iraq in the Second World War


Somerset de Chair


Faber & Faber, London, 1946
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Printing Details

Reprint. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14.5cm, 224pp.

A first-hand account of a brilliant Second World War desert campaign that also offers compelling insight into the violent and volatile nation of Iraq. In a narrative worthy of comparison to that of T.E. Lawrence, de Chair offers a minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile account of the unknown perils and hardships of WWII's mechanized desert war.


A reading copy. The book is in strong readable condition but with foxing to the yellow cloth boards. The fold out map to the rear is present and in good order. The dustwrapper is tatty with heavy wear to all edges but is now within a protective sleeve. It has been price-clipped.



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