The Desert Column Diary History 5th Light Horse Trooper WW1

The Desert Column Diary History 5th Light Horse Trooper WW1

The Desert Column ' by Ion L. Idriess . used book

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The Desert Column ' by Ion L. Idriess . First published in 1932 and this is a hardback edition printed in 1973. This is the edition that has a the nominal roll of the 5th Light Horse. Very very difficult to obtain any single version of this book. Of course there are two facts working in the favour of this book 1. first it's about the 5th Lighthorse and a single book version & 2 It's written by Ion L. Idriess who has found his own fame over recent years.
What is this Desert Column Book ? During early WW1 Idriess joined the 5th Light Horse as a trooper. For three years he kept a diary recounting his experiences , first at Gallipoli and then in the Palestine and Sinai campaigns. He recorded in his fine writing style the realities of his war - the horrors of trench war, friendship, the bad tucker , the heat , dust , flies , boredom and most importantly the war and events which are dated. It's all here descriptions of major battles. Probably forms a compliment history of the 5th LightHorse to the Official regiment history .
  • Used Book YES
  • Total Pages: 295
  • Publication Date: 1973 first printed 1932
  • Nominal Roll ? :- Has a full member roll
  • Dimensions in mm : 135 x 205 x 29
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Heavy Hard Boards
  • Comment: This is the edition with the nominal roll
  • Book Condition: used book - apart from some light edge wear to cover and slight uniform page toning - no problems.
  • Weight in grams: 300

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