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Riassunto: The First Anglo-Sikh War broke out in 1845; from the start it was marred by Victorian arrogance and bluster on the British side, and personal ambition, intrigue and treason in the Sikh camp. Five keenly fought contests ensued, including the great battle of Ferozeshah. With its ammunition spent, artillery destroyed and with no food and water, the British force found itself caught between two powerful Sikh armies. The Governor-General Sir Hardinge accompanying the army gave orders to burn all state papers in preparation for the worst; the fate of India would be decided that day.Amarpal Sidhu's book uses numerous eye witness accounts of the First Sikh War, a conflict characterized by treachery, suffering and incredible bravery on both sides. Over a hundred photographs and new scale maps show the campaign as never before.Each chapter of The First Anglo-Sikh War has a corresponding 'Guide' chapter giving firsthand accounts of visitors to the battlefield from just a few hours after the battle, when fresh corpses and the detritus of war cover the ground, to up to 30 years later, when the land has been reclaimed by forest and agriculture. The reader is then invited to take his own tour of the battlefield. GPS coordinates of particular assaults and troop and artillery formations have been meticulously collected by the author to provide an accurate map of events, which can be plotted against the modern landscape using accessible software such as Google Earth. Detailed walking guides of the battlefields are also given.
'Amarpal Sidhu has done some excellent research in both British and Sikh documents and has thoroughly explored the sites of the battles, to produce an important new book on this war.' - Brigadier Bill Woodburn, Royal Society of Asian Affairs Journal March 2012
'A remarkably well researched work offering a refreshingly alternative perspective on the Anglo-Sikh wars and the surging imperial intrigues that presaged them' - Harbinder Singh Rana, Director of the Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail
'This book is a 'must read' and for those who are contemplating a visit to the area, this book is an essential companion' - CHOWKIDAR Magazine (Journal of the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia)
'The book is expertly written, its accounts of the battlefield actions very informative and riveting. One of the best publications I have seen on the Sikh Wars and I certainly recommend it. I'm certainly going to look out for Sidhu's next publication, The Second Sikh War' - WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE May 2011
L'autore: Amarpal Singh Sidhu was born in the Punjab, India. He spent over 20 years working in the software industry before turning to his real interest in military history and the exploration and analysis of battlefields. His first book "The First Anglo-Sikh War" has been well received. Amarpal has appeared and collaborated on history programs for several TV channels. He currently lives in London with his wife and two sons. His other interests include the later Roman Empire, Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire and World War Two.
Titolo: First Anglo-Sikh War
Casa editrice: Amberley
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Amberley, Gloucestershire, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Spine of the dustjacket sunned. Contents clean however there is a slight damp smell when opened. pp. 256. Codice libro della libreria 093140
Descrizione libro Amberley., 2010. Condizione libro: Very Good. First. Hard Cover. Book: Very Good. DJ: Very Good, protective covered. 9.5x6.5. 256pp. 57 colour & b/w plates, 7 maps. In the winter of 1845 the First Anglo-Sikh War broke out. This is a warts and all tale of a two-month conflict characterised by treachery, tragedy and incredible bravery on both sides. Codice libro della libreria 1907342
Descrizione libro Amberley, 2010., 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st. 1st ed. 256p. Maps. Color Photos. Jacket Priced. Heavy. In mylar. As New/As New Copy. Book. Codice libro della libreria 86-173
Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111848689837
Descrizione libro Amberley, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1848689837