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Author: HARRIS, JOHN. WRAPAROUND JACKET ILLUSTRATION BY DAVID PETHER. Title: Harkaway's Sixth Column. A Novel of the Somaliland Campaigns.
Description: Hutchinson, London, 1983, first edition.. 285 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091509602 Map. "After Italy's entry into the Second World War in the summer of 1940, it is all too easy for her forces to invade and occupy the East African colony of British Somaliland. W hile this invasion is in progress, a small party of British soldiers are on their way by lorry to destroy a supply dump in a cave by an old fort called Shimber Addi in the Bur Yi range of hills. Strafed by Italian planes, the young Lieuten a n t W a t s o n in command is killed - leaving behind a group of four non-commissioned soldiers and one civilian driver. Cut off behind the lines, radio dead, the men decide to utilize the arms dump and fight a rearguard guerilla action. Led by t he m y st er io us a nd courageous Harkaway, they achieve a reconciliation between two warring native tribes, to create an extraordinary unit that will come to be known as the Sixth Column. Their mobility, planning and ferocity will play havoc wi th the e nem y." V ery slight cigarette odor, small bump at top corner of rear board, very small remainder mark (dot) on top of textblock - migrates slightly into top of pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, m inor ed ge b row ning . V ery Good /Ver y Good.
Keywords: World War Ii, Second, British Somaliland, Somalia, British Army, Italian, East Africa, Shimber Addi, Bur Yi, Guerrillas, Harkaway, Missionaries, Adventure, Romance, Abyssinia, Kenya.
Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 22400
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