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A Tear for Somalia

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Product description

Jarrolds, London,1960, first edition, hardback, no dust wrapper, 8to, 192pp, 18 B&W illustrations by Bruno Di Sopra and a map.

The author was drafted to the Somalia Gendarmerie in 1941 at the age of 21 and immediately given command of a detachment of 30 Abyssinians newly released from jail. He and his detachment were ordered up-country on a punitive expedition. All went well until the second night when his Abyssinians forgot they were themselves upholding the law and raided a Somali village where they raped all the women. Such was Douglas Collins's introduction to the land where he was to spend ten years and in which he became a district commissioner.

Good+ condition. Grey boards with blue lettering to spine. Spine is sunned and its head and tail bumped. There are some marks and some partial sunning to the boards but they are otherwise undamaged (see photos). Pages are clean and binding is sound. The dust wrapper is missing

Item details

Author(s):
Collins, Douglas; Sopra, Bruno di (Illus)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
218 x 144mm
Edition:
First edition (1960)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Jarrolds
Title:
A Tear for Somalia

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Jarrolds, London,1960, first edition, hardback, no dust wrapper, 8to, 192pp, 18 B&W illustrations by Bruno Di Sopra and a map.

The author was drafted to the Somalia Gendarmerie in 1941 at the age of 21 and immediately given command of a detachment of 30 Abyssinians newly released from jail. He and his detachment were ordered up-country on a punitive expedition. All went well until the second night when his Abyssinians forgot they were themselves upholding the law and raided a Somali village where they raped all the women. Such was Douglas Collins's introduction to the land where he was to spend ten years and in which he became a district commissioner.

Good+ condition. Grey boards with blue lettering to spine. Spine is sunned and its head and tail bumped. There are some marks and some partial sunning to the boards but they are otherwise undamaged (see photos). Pages are clean and binding is sound. The dust wrapper is missing

Author(s):
Collins, Douglas; Sopra, Bruno di (Illus)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
218 x 144mm
Edition:
First edition (1960)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Jarrolds
Title:
A Tear for Somalia

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