During Queen Victoria's long reign British power was at its zenith and almost every year saw British troops in actioin in some part of the globe. There were many victories but there were also disastrous occasions when the thin red line was broken, melted away, or was simply not there to begin with. Professor Denis Judd has written a vivid report spiced with contemporary eyewitness accounts of these blunders, including the Retreat from Kabul in 1842, the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, the Siege of Cawnpore, the Invasion of Zululand and the Battles of Majuba Hill and Spion Kop.
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Denis Judd is Professor of British Imperial and Commonwealth History at the University of North London. He appears frequently on radio and is a regular reviewer for most national newspapers and literary journals.Review:
'This is a fascinating analysis of military catastrophes' SOLDIER MAGAZINE 'Worth a look for anyone who has a healthy scepticism about the supposed moral and military superiority of Great Britain and the United States' TRIBUNE '[An] interesting and illuminating perspective on the Victorians, which will appeal to the general reader as much as to the military history enthusiast' ARMOURER
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Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0213164434
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