Churchill And The Mad Mullah Of Somaliland

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Author: Roy Irons
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473831555
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Category : History
Languages : en
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In the late nineteenth century, the British Empire commanded the seas and possessed a vast Indian Empire, as well as other extensive dominions in South East Asia, Australasia, America and Africa.To secure the trade route to the glittering riches of the orient, the port of Berbera in Somaliland was taken from the feeble grasp of an Egyptian monarch, and to secure that port, treaties were concluded with the fierce and warlike nomad tribes who roamed the inhospitable wastes of the hinterland, unequivocally granting them 'the gracious favour and protection of the Queen'. But there arose in that wilderness a man of deep and unalterable convictions; the Sayyid, the 'Mad Mullah', who utilised his great poetic and oratorical gifts with merciless and unrelenting fury to convince his fellow nomads to follow him in an anti- Christian and anti-colonial crusade. At great expense, four Imperial expeditions were sent to crush him and to support his terrified opponents; four times the military genius of the Sayyid eluded them.It was at this point that the rising voice of Winston Churchill convinced his Liberal colleagues to abandon the expensive contest and retreat to the coast. By this betrayal, one third of the British 'protected' population perished.It wasn't until after the Great War that Churchill, now Minister for both War and Air, as well as a major influence in the rise of Air Power, was able to redeem this betrayal. The part he played in the destruction of the Sayyid's temporal power at this point was substantial, and the preservation of the Royal Air Force was also secured. By unleashing Sir Hugh Trenchard and giving his blessing to a lightning campaign, his original betrayal was considered to be redeemed in part and his honour belatedly and inexpensively restored.In this enthralling volume, Roy Irons brings to life this period of dynamic unrest, drawing together a number of historical accounts of the time as well as an evocative selection of illustrative materials, including maps and portraits of the main players at the forefront of the action. Personalities such as Carton de Wiart, Lord Ismay, and the much decorated Sir John 'Johnny' Gough, VC, KCB, CHG feature, as do the vaunted Camel Corps, in this eminently well-researched narrative account of this eventful and controversial episode of world history.As featured in Essence Magazine.


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Author: ボリス・ジョンソン
Publisher: President Inc
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : ja
Pages : 496
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「世界の経営者が最も尊敬するリーダーランキング」スティーブ・ジョブズを抑えて1位! 近現代史上、最重要人物。 第2次世界大戦を終わらせた比類なきリーダーにして、戦後民主主義社会の青写真を描いたビジョナリー。 ノーベル文学賞に輝く文筆家。危機の指導者としての空前絶後の業績と複雑にして魅力的なパーソナリティを、 次期首相候補の一人として国民的人気を誇る現ロンドン市長、ボリス・ジョンソンが描く。


The Near East

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Category : Eastern question (Balkan)
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Air University Review

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Category : Aeronautics
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Winston S Churchill Companion Volume Pt 1 Jan 1917 June 1919 Pt 2 July 1919 March 1921 Pt 3 April 1921 Nov 1922

Winston S  Churchill  Companion Volume  pt 1  Jan  1917 June 1919  pt  2  July 1919 March 1921  pt  3  April 1921 Nov  1922 PDF
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Author: Randolph Spencer Churchill
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Winston S Churchill 1916 1922 Companion Pt 1 Documents January 1917 June 1919 Pt 2 Documents July 1919 March 1921 Pt 3 Documents April 1921 November 1922

Winston S  Churchill  1916 1922  Companion pt  1  Documents January 1917 June 1919  pt  2  Documents July 1919 March 1921  pt  3  Documents April 1921 November 1922 PDF
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Author: Randolph Spencer Churchill
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The English People Overseas

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Author: Aubrey Wyatt Tilby
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Warfare Diplomacy And Politics

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Author: Chris Wrigley
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
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Hubert R Harmon

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Author: Phillip S. Meilinger
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Hubert R. Harmon came out of retirement in 1953 to take on the challenge of building the Air Force Academy.


Grt War In The Air

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Author: John Howard Morrow
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Category : History
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Examines the development and significance of airpower during World War I, discussing how the war provided military establishments with proof of the value of aviation