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A Kut Prisoner

Auhtor: H W Bishop

Language: english
Published: 1920

Genres:

biography,  war,  history
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Review by Michael Gallagher, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Kut Prisoner':

Le prisonnier du Bouddha written by Franquin and Greg drawn by Franquin with assistance by Jidehem is the fourteenth album of the Spirou et Fantasio series. The story was initially serialised in Spirou before its release as a hardcover album in 1960.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Kut Prisoner':


... battalion that morning. Other regiments were in much the same state, and it was evident that we had suffered terribly and had not completely smashed ...
... to smash his way into Kut at any cost, when the floods intervened, and drove him back over half a mile, while we had also to return to the middle ...
... A good deal was lost in this way. The Turkish officers seemed powerless to stop it, the culprits merely walking away until the officer had departed. The ...
... that Enver Pasha had arrived but this cannot have been true. We had now learnt who our commandant on the journey was to be. He was a yuzbashi ...
... wildly excited, and dashed up and down we were halted and told there were hostile Arabs about the gendarmes fired off a few shots into the air, but ...
... interesting place through which we passed was Jerrablus, the ancient Carchemish, where the line crosses the Euphrates by a fine bridge. There was not ...
... have very good manners and promise one almost anything without the least idea of ever keeping their word. They speak French with a very good accent, ...
... the other hand, never seemed to care either. The rule was on the board, and, if any officious officer was to come round from Constantinople, he could ...
... in the very fact of having to launch a boat secretly and get away from a coast which as far as we could hear was well guarded. The general opinion ...
... from Kastamuni as the crow flies, but actually had marched much further owing to the detour round the town and our cross-country up and down route since. ...
... by fanning it in different directions. Not long after breakfast, we heard two horsemen trotting along a road through the wood and apparently quite close. ...
... half way round when a sheep-dog heard us and started off at full blast. There was a shepherd sitting with a torch in one of the farm buildings, but ...
... he would not cease his frantic barking. One old peasant had already been roused up and came slowly towards us. Our only course was to go straight on ...
... being colossal. . Chapter Xii. Rescued.CHAPTER XII. RESCUED. We had several visits from the Arab officers, and they very kindly gave ...
... off down a side track, finding a secure hiding-place in a thick wood about a mile further on. We thought it might be as well to impress the guard with ...
... supplies and were always ready to roll cigarettes for Tip-an art which he never succeeded in mastering. One day Keor informed us that some ...
... as mice. On getting up to the new-comer they all jumped up and levelled their rifles at the unfortunate crew in true pirate style. The crew had no course ...
... some meal which had been brought in from the abandoned boat sea water was used to boil it and a very useful sort of porridge resulted. . Chapter ...
... was wounded and Lord Kitchener cowardly ran away at night taking with him only the British soldiers from the Dardanelles siege and leaving behind ...
... prisoners, his account forms a very valuable record of this aspect of the war. The writer gives the Germans credit for some kind acts, while laughing ...