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Author Townshend, Charles.
Uniform Title When God made hell
Title Desert hell [electronic resource] : the British invasion of Mesopotamia / Charles Townshend.
Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-ebrary    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description xxiv, 591 p. : ill., maps.
Note Originally published as: When God made hell. London : Faber, 2010.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 555-561) and index.
Contents Basra. Into Mesopotamia -- 'An unexpected stroke' -- Turks and Indians -- Basra -- 'Conciliating the Arabs' -- Qurna -- 'Morally responsible to humanity and to civilization' -- 'One of the decisive battles of the world' -- Townshend's regatta -- Up the Euphrates -- To Kut -- Kut. To Baghdad? -- To Salman Pak -- Ctesiphon -- Retreat -- Under seige -- To the rescue -- Marking time -- Flood and famine -- Dujaila : the second battle for Kut -- Failure -- Surrender -- Baghdad. Policy paralysed: Egypt v. India -- Administration and punishment -- Retooling the army -- Captivity -- Inquiry -- Maude's offensive: the third battle for Kut -- Baghdad at last -- Maude's moment -- Mosul. Northern exposure -- Maude's end -- Strengthening the hold -- Caucasian fantasies -- Victory -- Self-determination? -- Retrenchment -- Rebellion -- Kingdom come -- Kurdistan for the Kurds? -- The world decides.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Iraq.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Iraq -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author ebrary, Inc.
ISBN 9780674059993 (cloth : alk. paper)
0674059999 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780674061347 (e-book)
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