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The hunt for Zerzura

the lost oasis and the desert war

by Saul Kelly

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Published by John Murray in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.,
  • Germany.,
  • Africa, North.
    • Subjects:
    • Zerzura Club.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Great Britain.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Germany.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-288) and index.

      StatementSaul Kelly.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD810.S7 K39 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 302 p. :
      Number of Pages302
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3649568M
      ISBN 100719561620
      LC Control Number2002491490

        THE HUNT FOR ZERZURA: THE LOST OASIS AND THE DESERT WAR by Saul Kelly John Murray, £, pp. , ISBN Ifirst met Brigadier Rupert Harding Newman, to whom this book is dedicated, at his home in Scotland several years ago to ask for some advice on crossing the Libyan desert. This is a study of the true story behind The English Patient, one of the least known and most extraordinary episodes of World War II. In the s, the Zerzura Club (named after a lost oasis in the Libyan desert) met once a year for dinner at the Cafe Royal in London. Ostensibly, its members were cosmopolitan adventurers indulging a craze for desert travel by motor car and .

      This book tells the real story of the desert explorers who inspired Michael Ondaatje to write The English Patient. While the real events were less romantic in the narrow sense, they were even more exciting as adventures/5. London: Penguin Books, Gross, Kuno, Michael Rolke and András Zboray. Operation Salam - László Almásy's most daring mission in the Desert War. München: Belleville, ISBN (HC) Kelly, Saul. The Hunt for Zerzura. London: John Murray, ISBN (HC) Kubassek, János.

      The Hunt for Zerzura and World War II alrodiu de los miembros del Club Zerzura mientres la Segunda Guerra por Saul Kelly; The English Patient por Michael Ondaatje que se basa periféricamente na vida del Conde de Almasy. Enllaces esternos. Washington Times book review of Saul Kelly's Hunt for Zerzura.   Like every explorer of the Libyan Desert at the beginning of the 20 th century, Ralph Bagnold was drawn into the hunt for the so-called “lost oasis” of Zerzura - a legendary name that had long excited the imagination with tales of verdant palms, a ruined city and lost treasure. ‘It is generally agreed,’ wrote Bagnold in Libyan Sands, his book of his inter-war .


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The Hunt for Zerzura Hardcover – January 1, by Saul Kelly (Author)/5(14). When war broke out inRalph Bagnold founded the Long Range Desert Group to spy on and disrupt the Axis powers' advance on Cairo under Rommel, while his fellow club member Count Almasy tried to spirit the Egyptian Chief of Staff out of Cairo, and succeeded in inserting German of them were using knowledge and desert craft drawn from the hazardous hunt for the Zerzura Oasis /5(5).

The Hunt for Zerzura book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is a study of the true story behind The English Patient, o /5.

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An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. The lost oasis: the desert war and the hunt for Zerzura ; the true story behind The English patient by Kelly, Saul, Publication date Pages:   Here is the true history of the hunt for the lost oasis of Zerzura, romanticized in Michael Ondaatje’s novel “The English Patient” and Anthony Mingella’s Oscar-winning film of the same name.

The Hunt for Zerzura (Hardcover), by Saul Kelly – Bridge Books This is a study of the true story behind The English Patient, one of the least known and most extraordinary episodes of World War II.;In the s, the Zerzura Club (named after a lost oasis in the Libyan desert) met once a year for dinner at the Cafe Royal in London.

An anonymous 15th-century Arabic treasure seekers guide, "Kitab al Kdnuz" (The Book of Hidden Pearls) describes Zerzura as a whitewashed city of the desert on whose gate is carved a bird.

The treasure seeker is advised to "take with your hand the key in the beak of the bird, then open the door of the city. Less impressive in reality than in fable, Zerzura was nevertheless no longer the “lost oasis.” Ron Gilliam retired from the aerospace industry and writes about early and Golden Age aviation.

Further reading: The Lost Oasis: The Desert War and the Hunt for Zerzura, by Saul Kelly; and The Secret Life of Laszlo Almasy, by John Bierman.

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Kitab al Kanuz (sometimes called The Book of Hidden Pearls) is a lost medieval Arabic manuscript from the 15th century, supposedly a treasure hunter's guide noted for its mention of the Zerzura oasis.

The author is unknown as well as the exact date of the manuscript's existence, but it is certain that it first appeared in the 15th century. T HE HUNT FOR ZERZURA; THE LOST OASIS AND THE DESERT WAR Saul Kelly, This is the background behind the English Patient fiction: the international bunch of adventurers who opened up the exploration of the Libyan Desert between the wars and then went on to become adversaries in WWII (what a great film that would make!).

Hunt for Zerzura and WWII Published by User, 17 years ago Autumn and the British were up against the Italians in North Africa, the Germans not yet having arrived in that theater of war.4/5(4).

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In reality they were mapping the desert for military reasons. A race to find a legendary oasis, explorers (including a dashing English pilot, his lovely wife, and a mysterious Hungarian count) venturing into the desert in primitive cars and aircraft, relics of ancient civilizations, daring wartime expeditions through the deep desert -- it would seem that you could hardly go wrong with such material, but the author generally /5.

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Kennedy Shaw, Long Range Desert Group, Greenhill Books - This book was first published in soon after the war and names the Abwehr agents as 'Reichert and Vollhardt'. This is probably deliberate.