# 22387

BURKE, Keast

With horse and Morse in Mesopotamia : the story of Anzacs in Asia.

  • Sold

Sydney : Printed by Arthur McQuitty [for the A. & N.Z. Wireless Signal Squadron History Committee], 1927. Quarto, original cloth covered boards with pictorial title onlay to front (light staining to top edge of front board), spine with printed label, endpaper maps, front free-endpaper with later owner’s name, half title with gift inscription ‘To Arthur, with best wishes from Mick, Jan. 1928’; pp 200, with numerous photographic plates and text illustrations; loosely enclosed is a pencilled letter written by “Mick” and addressed to “Arthur”, noting that he (“Mick”) appears in four of the photographs in the book (he identifies himself in each case) and that he has marked his inward and outward routes on the rear endpaper map; light foxing to edges, preliminaries and last few leaves, but a very good copy with an association to the subject.

‘The following pages contain the histories of the 1st Australian Pack Wireless Signal Troop, the N.Z. Wireless Signal Troop, the 1st Australian and New Zealand Wireless Signal Squadron, the 1st Cavalry Divisional Signal Squadron, the Light Motor Wireless Sections, the Australians of ‘Dunsterforce’ (Persia and Russia), the Australian Nurses in India and the Australian Representative at Bombay : there is also included a nominal roll of all Australians who served in the Middle East.’ (title page)

A significant monograph illuminating the Australian and New Zealand involvement in a remote theatre of war.

Scarce. Only 200 copies were printed.