Death in the Sahara: The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre

Death in the Sahara: The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre

by Michael Asher
     
 


Under-armed in hostile territory, and foolishly employing the enemy as guides, the one hundred explorers were ambushed and stranded without camels or supplies in the deserts of southern Algeria. Many were killed outright, and for four months the survivors were menaced by the Tuareg, the “lords of the desert,” robbed, starved, and tricked into eating…  See more details below

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Under-armed in hostile territory, and foolishly employing the enemy as guides, the one hundred explorers were ambushed and stranded without camels or supplies in the deserts of southern Algeria. Many were killed outright, and for four months the survivors were menaced by the Tuareg, the “lords of the desert,” robbed, starved, and tricked into eating poisoned fruit. To escape, the men hid in the wastelands of the Sahara with little hope of finding food or water. Finally forced to eat each other, only a dozen men lived to tell their tale. The story of their one-thousand-mile journey is one of the most astonishing narratives of survival ever recorded.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616085940
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,147,942
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Asher is an SAS veteran, desert explorer, and a fellow of the Royal
Society of Literature. He lives in Morocco.

Dean King is the author of numerous books, including the national bestseller Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival.

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