Britain's Forgotten Wars: Colonial Campaigns of the 19th Century

The History Press, 14 de set. de 2016 - 224 páginas

For Britain the nineteenth century began, in military terms, with the global upheavals of the Napoleonic Wars and ended with a 'modern' conflict in which machine-guns and a scorched-earth policy were deployed against the Boers. In between there was a supposed peace, marred only by glorious, if tragic, enterprises in the Crimea, Africa and Afghanistan, against the Zulus, the Boers, the Mahdi and Indian mutineers, providing the battles whose names remain proudly emblazoned on regimental banners: Balaclava, Sevastopol, Alma, Lucknow, Kabul, Khartoum, Omdurman. These are the campaigns, it seems, that forged an Empire unparalleled in size before or since, and built the careers of such military leaders as Garnet Wolseley and Lord Kitchener. They were the source of many Boy's Own stories and novels, as well as romantic cinema epics full of dramatic cavalry charges with sabres drawn against hordes of painted savages.


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The First Kandy War 18035
The Falklands 1833
The Jamaica Rebellion 1865
The Arracan Expedition Andaman Islands 1867
The Magdala Campaign 18678
The Modoc Indian War 18723
The Riel Rebellion 1885
The Benin Massacre 1897
The Tirah Campaign 18978
the War Correspondents
Part Three Blood in the Sand
The Gurkha War 181416
The Defeat of the Borneo Pirates 18409

The Ashanti War of the Golden Stool 1900
Part Two The Savage Empire
The Capture and Loss of Buenos Aires 18067
The First Burma War 18246
The Black War Tasmania 182430
The Opium War 183942
The Persian War 18567
The Arrow or Second China War 185660
The Shortest War Zanzibar 1896
The Storming of Madagascar 1845
The First Sikh War 18456
The Second Sikh War 18489
Eureka Stockade Australia 1854
The Defence of Kars Turkey 1855
The Fenian Invasion of Canada 1866
The Battle of Orange Walk Belize 1872
The Hut Tax War Sierra Leone 1898
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Ian Hernon has been a lobby correspondent at the House of Commons for the past twenty four years. He is married with two daughters and lives in Kent.

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