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Debt of Honour

The gripping account of the Anzac who saved the Assyrians from genocide

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This edition was published in by Australian Self Publishing Group

Written in English

268 pages

One hundred years have passed since Captain Stanley Savige, an Anzac, signed up for a hell-raising, secret military mission in January 1918; one he was not expected to survive. Sailing up the palm fringed Tigris River with Dunsterforce to the exotic lands of Scheherazade and whirling dervishes, he never imagined that within a few months he and his men would stare death in the face during one of the most extraordinary episodes of Australian military history. Against immense odds in the mountain wilderness of northern Persia, Captain Savige rescued sixty to eighty thousand Assyrian refugees from genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. But why was he there and who are the Assyrians? Untold until now, this remarkable odyssey speaks to the mystery of human suffering, courage and sacrifice. And it reveals our debt of honour to Captain Savige and his marvellous legacy of hope and compassion.

This book is a wonderful tribute to an incredible Australian, who displayed kindness and compassion to a community in crisis. One hundred years have passed and finally this significant humanitarian story is receiving the recognition it deserves. Sarah Lindenmayer is to be commended for bringing this important story to life - The Savige Family

Officially supported by Legacy Melbourne, authorised by the Savige Family and endorsed by the Australian Assyrian Community.

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Debt of Honour: The gripping account of the Anzac who saved the Assyrians from genocide
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Debt of Honour

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Debt of Honour

The gripping account of the Anzac who saved the Assyrians from genocide

This edition was published in by Australian Self Publishing Group


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One hundred years have passed since Captain Stanley Savige, an Anzac, signed up for a hell-raising, secret military mission in January 1918; one he was not expected to survive. Sailing up the palm fringed Tigris River with Dunsterforce to the exotic lands of Scheherazade and whirling dervishes, he never imagined that within a few months he and his men would stare death in the face during one of the most extraordinary episodes of Australian military history. Against immense odds in the mountain wilderness of northern Persia, Captain Savige rescued sixty to eighty thousand Assyrian refugees from genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. But why was he there and who are the Assyrians? Untold until now, this remarkable odyssey speaks to the mystery of human suffering, courage and sacrifice. And it reveals our debt of honour to Captain Savige and his marvellous legacy of hope and compassion.

This book is a wonderful tribute to an incredible Australian, who displayed kindness and compassion to a community in crisis. One hundred years have passed and finally this significant humanitarian story is receiving the recognition it deserves. Sarah Lindenmayer is to be commended for bringing this important story to life - The Savige Family

Officially supported by Legacy Melbourne, authorised by the Savige Family and endorsed by the Australian Assyrian Community.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Author's Acknowledgment
Assyrian Community Acknowledgment
Savige Family Acknowledgment
Prologue
Part One: Calamity
1. The Search Party
2. The Council of Chieftains
3. The Siege of Urmiah
4. The Year of the Sword
5. Patriarchs and Potentates
6. The Smallest Ally
7. Bethnahrin
8. The General's Ruse
Part Two: Mission
9. A Great Stunt
10. A Pioneer Boy Enlists
11. Preparations in Egupt
12. Chewing Sand at Suvia Bay
13. Gellibrand's Apprentice
14. Never a Finer Gathering
15. The High Road to Hamedan
16. An Alliance of Phantoms
17. All the Best in a Fellow
Part Three: Homeland
18. Conspicuous Gallantry
19. Defeat is an Orphan
20. A Knight's Legacy
21. Between the Rivers of Paradise
Bibliography
Endnotes

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
268
Dimensions
9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
Weight
12.8 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26700159M
ISBN 13
9780648317722

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