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The Golden Carpet

Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 06:15 PM CT

The Golden Carpet
by Somerset Struben De Chair


Hardcover: 252 pages
Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press, 1943
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Co; First Edition. states edition (1945)
Language: English
ASIN: B0006D8O0Y


Somerset Struben De Chair was a British Intelligence Officer with "Kingcol" a small force of less than 1,500 men sent from Palestine to Baghdad to deal with the effects of the "Golden Square" coup amongst pro-Nazi Iraqi Military Officers. Despite the air support extended to the Iraqis by the German and Italian air forces, the British operation which comprised of British and Assyrian troops (Assyrian Levies) was a complete success.  Baghdad, the capital of Iraq,  falling on May 30th, 1941.

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