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Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Cyprus Mule Corps history - New Book by Adelaide's Dr Andrekos Varnava
Adelaide-based historian Dr Andrekos Varnava has released his new book on the famous Cyprus Mule Corps and its war service in the First World War, including on the Salonica Front. This follows on his previous work "British Imperialism in Cyprus 1878-1915" also published by Manchester University Press.
The promotion for the book states:
"This book contributes to the growing literature on the role of the British non-settler empire in the Great War by exploring the service of the Cypriot Mule Corps on the Salonica Front, and after the war in Constantinople.
Varnava encompasses all aspects of the story of the Mule Corps, from the role of the animals to the experiences of the men driving them both during and after the war, as well as how and why this significant story in the history of Cyprus and the British Empire has been forgotten.
The book will be of great value to anyone interested in the impact of the Great War upon the British Empire in the Mediterranean, and vice- versa."
Andrekos Varnava is Associate Professor in Imperial and Military History at Flinders UniversityCypriots would go on to serve in the Second World War with the Cyprus Regiment, including taking part in the Greek campaign of 1941.
You can purchase the book direct from Manchester University Press by clicking here or via Abebooks by clicking here.
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