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Crying Drums — The Story of the Commonwealth Expedition - Lionel Gregory

George Allen & Unwin, 1972, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed, pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs and a fold-out map to the rear. From the cover: “Crying Drums is a song. It is also the story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the four Commonwealth Expeditions — Comex 1, 2, 3 and 4, an inspiring account of one man’s vision of a youth crusade to promote better understanding between people, using the Commonwealth as an ideal starting point. The author, with infectious enthusiasm, describes his fight to persuade governments and firms to participate, and the eventual organization and mounting of the expeditions — the planning of routes, building of special coaches, recruiting of young people from universities, training and technical colleges, police forces, hospitals, industry and local government, from all over the world, and their training as drivers, navigators, radio-operators, cooks and hostesses for the journeys.
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 236
ISBN: 0043090036

£6.50 (Now Sold)