The Guns of El Kebir
By (author) John Wilcox
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Guns of El Kebir by John Wilcox
Book Description1882. Lieutenant General Sir Garnet Wolseley is under pressure. News of an uprising against the British powers in Egypt has reached London, and he must react decisively and forcefully. But there is little time to assemble an army and, for his campaign to succeed, he needs someone on the ground to assess the movements and strength of the Egyptian rebels. Fresh from a scouting mission in South Africa, former army captain Simon Fonthill is kicking his heels in Brecon.When the request from Wolseley comes, Fonthill and his servant, '352' Jenkins, accept the assignment, fully aware of the dangers they will face in hostile terrain without back-up. But they could never have foreseen the bloodshed that awaits them in the desert at Tel el Kebir...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780755327218
(198mm x 130mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Headline Book Publishing
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Wilcox
Dust Clouds of War, Paperback (July 2016)
1914. Simon Fonthill, a fit 59-year-old, is visiting his farm in Northern Rhodesia when the Great War breaks out. Fonthill immediately cables his old boss Kitchener, the newly appointed Minister for War in the British Cabinet, offering his services in the fight against the Kaiser's Germany.
Treachery in Tibet, Paperback (January 2016)
Fonthill sets out on another expedition with his wife Alice, and old comrade Jenkins. It is machine guns against muskets as the cruel and brave monks, fighting on their own terrain among the clouds, oppose Fonthill's invasion. Alice is captured, treachery revealed & Fonthill must gallop to her aid in their most arduous & thrilling adventure yet.
Bayonets Along the Border, Paperback (September 2014)
North West India, July 1897. Simon and Alice Fonthill are travelling to India, but they soon realise that the land may not be as peaceful as they believed. Amongst trouble, kidnapping and revolt, Simon must battle against time and incredible odds to rescue his wife and complete the tasks he has been set.
Fire Across the Veldt, Paperback (February 2014)» View all books by John Wilcox
South Africa, 1900. The bloody conflict between the forces of the British Empire and the Boer farmers seemed to have ended in victory for Queen Victoria's soldiers. But Boer commandos have emerged with a new type of warfare- hit-and-run guerrilla tactics. The British General Kitchener persuades Simon Fonthill to fight the Boers at their own game.
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Author Biography - John Wilcox
John Wilcox was a journalist for many years before travelling all round the world while working in industry. He is now a full-time writer.
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