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In the short story The Gate of Baghdad, General Poli is an Italian military officer and fellow traveller of Parker Pyne on the bus from Damascus to Baghdad. He had earlier been on the same boat with him from Brindisi to Beirut.

Portrayals[]

General Poli was played by Saeed Jaffrey in the radio dramatization of the story on BBC Radio 4. There the General had a first name "Ernesto".

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