On Secret Service East of Constantinople: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire

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John Murray Press, 2011/09/15 - 448 ページ

Under the banner of a Holy War, masterminded in Berlin and unleashed from Constantinople, the Germans and the Turks set out in 1914 to foment violent revolutionary uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. It was a new and more sinister version of the old Great Game, with world domination as its ultimate aim.

Here, told in epic detail and for the first time, is the true story behind John Buchan's classic wartime thriller Greenmantle, recounted through the adventures and misadventures of the secret agents and others who took part in it. It is an ominously topical tale today in view of the continuing turmoil in this volatile region where the Great Game has never really ceased.

 

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Fantastically well written book on a piece of history unknown to many. Helps one to understand the complexity of this area's people. A MUST READ レビュー全文を読む

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One of my favourite historians, Peter Hopkirk, wrote “On Secret Service east of Constantinople” (1994), about joint German and Turkish efforts to stir up revolution in India as part of a WWI strategy ... レビュー全文を読む

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Acknowledgements Maps
Prologue
DRANG NACH OSTEN
A Place in the
Deutschland über Allah
Like Some Hidden Fire
Kaiser Wilhelms Holy
The Great Indian Conspiracy
Wassmuss Pounces
The Christmas Day Plot
The Storming of Erzerum
The MillionPound Bribe
The Tide Begins to Turn
MELTDOWN
The Great Russian Collapse
Caucasian Powder

Enver Pashas Bombshell
THE NEW GREAT GAME
The German Lawrence
The Race for Kabul
Niedermayers Bluff
Audience with the Emir
Bloodbath in Baku
Captain Noels Bizarre Adventure
Alone among the Bolsheviks
The Plot
Epilogue
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Peter Hopkirk travelled widely in the regions where his six books are set: Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, Russia, India and Pakistan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey. He worked as an ITN reporter, the New York correspondent of the old Daily Express, and - for twenty years - on The Times. No stranger to misadventure, he was twice held in secret police cells and has was also hijacked by Arab terrorists. His works have been translated into many languages. All six of his books are available from John Murray: THE GREAT GAME, ON SECRET SERVICE EAST OF CONSTANTINOPLE, SETTING THE EAST ABLAZE, TRESPASSERS ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD, FOREIGN DEVILS ON THE SILK ROAD and QUEST FOR KIM.

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