Persia in the Great Game: Sir Percy Sykes: Explorer, Consul, Soldier, Spy

Persia in the Great Game: Sir Percy Sykes: Explorer, Consul, Soldier, Spy

by Antony Wynn
     
 

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Caught between Russia and British India. Persia was a powerless pawn in the Great Game. Sykes, a bluff, tough soldier-scholar, was sent by Army Intelligence to explore its wild, unknown eastern border country and to set up a network of informants to keep an eye on Russian moves. He bugged a Russian consulate and faced down their attempt to annex the whole of… See more details below

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Caught between Russia and British India. Persia was a powerless pawn in the Great Game. Sykes, a bluff, tough soldier-scholar, was sent by Army Intelligence to explore its wild, unknown eastern border country and to set up a network of informants to keep an eye on Russian moves. He bugged a Russian consulate and faced down their attempt to annex the whole of north-east Persia. In the First World War his enemy was Wassmuss, the German Lawrence'. Sykes had a deep respect for Persia and her culture. The story of his twenty-five years there gives an insight into Persia that shows why modern Iran has such edgy relations with the outside world.

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ISBN-13:
9780719564154
Publisher:
Murray, John Publishers, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.92(d)

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