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Dust clouds of war

Dust clouds of war

Wilcox, John, 1931- author

1914. Simon Fonthill, a fit 59-year-old, is visiting his farm in Northern Rhodesia when the Great War breaks out. With him, as always, is his wife, Alice, but also his old comrade and former batman, 352 Jenkins, holidaying with them after the marriage of his two step-daughters in South Africa. Fonthill immediately cables his old boss Kitchener, the newly appointed Minister for War in the British Cabinet, offering his services in the fight against the Kaiser's Germany. However, he is instructed to remain in Africa in case of warfare in German East Africa. When war does break out, he proves his worth in a battle that proves to be equally frightful to the one in Europe and which lasts even longer than that on the Western Front

Book. English. Historical fiction. Historical.
Published London: Allison & Busby Limited, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: John Wilcox
ISBN: 0749017147, 9780749017149
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 351 pages ; 24 cm.
Series: A Simon Fonthill novel
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 Africa Fiction.; Fonthill, Simon (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Series Title: Simon Fonthill novel.