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

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Desert explorer Michael Asher investigates the most disastrous exploration mission in the history of the Sahara. In 1880, the French government ordered a surveying expedition for a railway that would bring the fabulous wealth of Timbuktu, in French Sudan, to Paris. This trek should have heralded a new era of French prosperity. Instead, it was a deadly fiasco. Under-armed in hostile territory, and foolishly employing the enemy as guides, the one hundred men of the expedition were ambushed and stranded without camels or ...

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Death in the Sahara: The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre
2012, Skyhorse Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781616085940

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Death in the Sahara: The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre
2008, Skyhorse Publishing, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781602396302

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