Official History of the Operations in Somaliland, 1901-04 Volume 1

Official History of the Operations in Somaliland, 1901-04 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...and to utilise every animal to bring supplies up from the base. headquarters from Galkayu on the 17th, General Manning, after deducting Cobbe's losses, had still with him 1,085 men. Maior, While the movement on Wardair which has just been Gougn s.. operations. described was in progress, another of a similar nature was, under instructions from the General, being carried out from Bohotle. Major J. E. Gough, who, as Staff Officer, had accompanied Plunkett when he marched to Galkayu towards the end of March, had been selected for the undertaking, and was directed to return to Damot and assume command of the flying column. Gough reached Damot on the 9th April, and leaving there a post consisting of 60 rank and file, 7th Bombay Pioneers, arrived with the flying column at Bohotle on the 11th. The general nature of the operation which was about to be carried out had been indicated by General Manning, and was to consist of a movement to the "west and south-west with the double object of collecting information and stock, and interposing, if necessary, between the Mullah and the district to the north and north-east of Hodayuwein." The flying column was further to "endeavour, as far as possible, to keep up communication with the advanced force operating from Galadi." In consultation with Swann, it was decided that Gough should proceed to Danot, some 75 miles in a straight line to the south-west of Bohotle. Reaching there as quickly as possible, he would be in time to co-operate with the force under Cobbe, and perhaps cut off such of the Mullah's 2nd Sikhs 330 1st Battalion King's African Rifles.. 4 3rd Battalion King's African Rifles.. 62 British Field Hospital 35 Details 109 Total, all ranks.... 630 following as might, owing to the...
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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580451
  • 9781236580450