Iraq

The Nairn Way. Desert Bus To Baghdad

$145

Author:

Munro, John M.

Publisher:

Caravan Books

Publisher City:

New York

Year:

1980

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

N.A

Weight:

500 g

Dimensions:

22*15

Reference ID:

22241

Quantity:

30

Keyword:

Iraq, Syria, Desert Route, Middle East communication

112 pp, numerous b/w photographs, 1 map, hard back binding in dust wrappers, endpaper maps,New in mint condition
The Nairn way is the story of two pioneering New Zealanders, Norman and Gerry Nairn, who established the first cross-desert bus service between Damascus and Baghdad. After serving with the Allies during World War I in the Middle East, the Nairns decided to stay on in first Palestine and Later Lebanon, gradually building up a flourishing motor transport business, which was finally liquidated after World War II. Confronting flash floods and Druse rebels, desert temperatures and the Vichy French with the same high-spirited self-assurance, the Nairn brothers not only survived but prospered, and in the process added an important chapter to the centuries old history of desert transport.