Queen Victoria s Little Wars

Queen Victoria s Little Wars
Author: Byron Farwell
Publsiher: London : Allen Lane
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Zulu

Zulu
Author: W B Bartlett
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-12-26
ISBN: 0752462601
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zulu Book Excerpt:

The Zulu War grabs attention in a way that no other of Queen Victoria's "Little Wars" does. It is a story rich in the extremes of human experience: gallantry, cowardice, savagery, hubris, and sheer, stark terror amongst others. The way the campaign unfolded was a consequence of the actions of Britain's commander in the field, Lord Chelmsford, who thought that the outcome would be a foregone conclusion, but then found himself faced with one of the most shocking disasters in British military history. This book looks at events through Chelmsford's eyes, examining contemporary correspondence to tell the tale. Forced to cope with the catastrophe of Isandlwana, only slightly offset by the heroic defense of Rorke's Drift, he then had to win the war as quickly as possible, before the man who had been chosen to replace him arrived in South Africa. Full of drama, this is the story of Lord Chelmsford's war, one of the most turbulent campaigns ever fought in Africa.

Great Powers and Little Wars

Great Powers and Little Wars
Author: Military History Symposium (Canada) (17th : 1991 : Royal Military College of Canada)
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780275939656
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume addresses a timely subject--the question of small wars and the limits of power from a historical perspective. The theme is developed through case studies of small wars that the Great Powers conducted in Africa and Asia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This historical overview clearly shows the dangers inherent for a metropolitan government and its armed forces once such military operations are undertaken. Importantly, these examples from the past stand as a warning against current and future misapplication of military strength and the misuse of military forces. While continuing diplomatic efforts at limiting nuclear weapons, at reducing stockpiles of conventional arms, and the ongoing political change in Eastern Europe have lessened the dangers of a major war between the superpowers, small wars like the Persian Gulf War still occur. The end of the Cold War has brought more armed conflict in Europe, albeit in the form of sporadic civil war or ethnic violence, than during the height of NATO and Warsaw Pact confrontation. Indeed, it seems that as the risks of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union have diminished, political leaders have become more willing to resort to military force to solve complex international problems before exhausting diplomatic channels. This study will be of interest to policymakers and scholars interested in the judicial exercise of power.

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria
Author: Helen Rappaport
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1851093559
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queen Victoria Book Excerpt:

Alphabetically arranged subject entries cover Queen Victoria's life and her sixty-three-year reign, the longest of any female monarch.

The Crimean War and its Afterlife

The Crimean War and its Afterlife
Author: Lara Kriegel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-17
ISBN: 1108901719
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The mid-nineteenth century's Crimean War is frequently dismissed as an embarrassment, an event marred by blunders and an occasion better forgotten. In The Crimean War and its Afterlife Lara Kriegel sets out to rescue the Crimean War from the shadows. Kriegel offers a fresh account of the conflict and its afterlife: revisiting beloved figures like Florence Nightingale and hallowed events like the Charge of the Light Brigade, while also turning attention to newer worthies, including Mary Seacole. In this book a series of six case studies transport us from the mid-Victorian moment to the current day, focusing on the heroes, institutions, and values wrought out of the crucible of the war. Time and again, ordinary Britons looked to the war as a template for social formation and a lodestone for national belonging. With lucid prose and rich illustrations, this book vividly demonstrates the uncanny persistence of a Victorian war in the making of modern Britain.

British Ways of Counter insurgency

British Ways of Counter insurgency
Author: Matthew Hughes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1134920520
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This edited collection examines the British ‘way’ in counter-insurgency. It brings together and consolidates new scholarship on the counter-insurgency associated with the end of empire, foregrounding a dark and violent history of British imperial rule, one that stretched back to the nineteenth century and continued until the final collapse of the British Empire in the 1960s. The essays gathered in the collection cover the period from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s; they are both empirical and conceptual in tone. This edited collection pivots on the theme of the nature of the force used by Britain against colonial insurgents. It argues that the violence employed by British security forces in counter-insurgency to maintain imperial rule is best seen from a maximal perspective, contra traditional arguments that the British used minimum force to defeat colonial rebellions. Case studies are drawn from across the British Empire, covering a period of some hundred years, but they concentrate on the savage wars of decolonisation after 1945. The collection includes a historiographical essay and one on the ‘lost’ Hanslope archive by the scholar chosen by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to manage the release of the papers held. This book was published as a special issue of Small Wars and Insurgencies.

The Great Boer War

The Great Boer War
Author: Byron Farwell
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-09-19
ISBN: 1783830611
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Boer War Book Excerpt:

The story of the battle for independence from the British Empire in South Africa by “a vivid chronicler of military forces, generals, and wars” (Kirkus Reviews). The Great Boer War (1899-1902), more properly known as the Great Anglo-Boer War, was one of the last romantic wars, pitting a sturdy, stubborn pioneer people fighting to establish the independence of their tiny nation against the British Empire at its peak of power and self-confidence. It was fought in the barren vastness of the South African veldt, and it produced in almost equal measure extraordinary feats of personal heroism, unbelievable examples of folly and stupidity, and many incidents of humor and tragedy. Byron Farwell traces the war’s origins; the slow mounting of the British efforts to overthrow the Afrikaners; the bungling and bickering of the British command; the remarkable series of bloody battles that almost consistently ended in victory for the Boers over the much more numerous British forces; political developments in London and Pretoria; the sieges of Ladysmith, Mafeking and Kimberley; the concentration camps into which Boer families were herded; and the exhausting guerrilla warfare of the last few years when the Boer armies were finally driven from the field. The Great Boer War is a definitive history of a dramatic conflict by the author of Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, “a leading popular military historian” (Publishers Weekly).

Waging War in Waziristan

Waging War in Waziristan
Author: Andrew M. Roe
Publsiher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A career soldier with on-the-ground experience presents a gripping history of the imperial British experience in Waziristan, a remote area of Pakistan. Distills the hard-earned British experience and offers some potentially useful lessons for the West and its current troubles in the same region--once described as the epicenter of terrorism and reputedly the hiding place of Osama bin Laden.

Victoria s Wars

Victoria s Wars
Author: Saul David
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2006-05-04
ISBN: 0141904283
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the early part of Queen Victoria's reign, the British Empire almost quintupled in size. It was well on the way to becoming the greatest empire the world had ever seen. This is the story of how it happened and the people who made it happen. In a fast-moving narrative that ranges from London to the harsh terrain of India, Russia and the Far East, Saul David shows how Britain ruthlessly exploited her position as the world's only superpower to expand her empire. Yet little of this territorial acquisition was planned or sanctioned by the home government. Instead it was largely the work of the men on the ground, and to those at home it really did seem that the empire was acquired in a 'fit of absence of mind'. Saul David creates a vivid portrait of life on the violent fringes of empire, and of the seemingly endless and brutal wars that were fought in the name of trade, civilization and the balance of power.

America s Splendid Little Wars

America s Splendid Little Wars
Author: Peter Huchthausen
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004-07-27
ISBN: 9780142004654
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Splendid Little Wars Book Excerpt:

From the evacuation of Saigon in 1975 to the end of the twentieth century, the United States committed its forces to more than a dozen military operations. Offering a fresh analysis of the Iranian hostage rescue attempt, the invasions of Granada and Panama, the first Gulf War, the missions in Somalia and Bosnia, and more, author and distinguished U.S. naval captain Peter Huchthausen presents a detailed history of each military engagement through eyewitness accounts, exhaustive research, and his unique insider perspective as an intelligence expert. This timely and riveting military history is “a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the nature of war today” (Stephen Trent Smith).

The Economist

The Economist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Commerce
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Treachery in Tibet

Treachery in Tibet
Author: John Wilcox
Publsiher: Allison & Busby
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-01-22
ISBN: 0749014164
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treachery in Tibet Book Excerpt:

1903. The British Empire has reached its probable apogee: so much of the world map is coloured red and the sun never set on its boundaries. But Lord Curzon, the ambitious Viceroy of India, has different views. Tibet, the mountainous region on the Raj's borders, irritates him: the Dalai Lama never replies to his letters and border disputes multiply. He decides to invade and recruits Simon Fonthill, veteran of so many of 'Queen Victoria's Little Wars,' to lead 2000 men over the ice-bound Himalayan passes to Lhasa. Fonthill sets out on another expedition with his wife Alice, reporting for the Morning Post, and his old comrade, '352' Jenkins. It is machine guns against muskets as the cruel and brave monks, fighting on their own terrain among the clouds, oppose the invasion. When Alice is captured, treachery is revealed, and Fonthill and Jenkins must gallop to her aid in their most arduous and thrilling adventure yet.

The 2nd Maori War

The 2nd Maori War
Author: Robert Carey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781846773600
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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One of Queen Victoria's 'little wars' to build the British Empire The Second Maori War, or First Taranaki War, was one more bloody instalment of the conflicts between European settlers and the indigenous Maori people in the wars of dominance that marred the creation of New Zealand as a unified country. As usual the Europeans had little to their credit on their side of the dispute which centred around the dubious sale of tracts of land. As the Maoris objected by protest and eventually by force, the British Army was called in to subdue them. Predictably, the Maoris proved no easy opponent to dominate. They possessed a strong martial tradition and were masters of the deep forest and builders of strong and difficult to assault fortifications known as 'pahs'. Several bloody battles ensued around New Plymouth, in the Taranaki district, in which the Crown forces learned by serious defeat the folly of underestimating a 'primitive enemy'. The war ended in a stalemate, but the conflicts which would be fought before New Zealand would be at peace were not yet over. This is a rare account of the Second Maori War written by a contemporary witness.

Queen Victoria s Enemies 4

Queen Victoria s Enemies  4
Author: Ian Knight
Publsiher: Osprey Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1990-07-26
ISBN: 9780850459517
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queen Victoria s Enemies 4 Book Excerpt:

Due to the spread of British strategic and commercial interests during the Victorian period, the British military was called upon to serve in theatres across the world. Some of the fighting was severe; it took nearly 30 years of intermittent warfare to suppress Maori opposition to settler expansion in New Zealand. In other areas it amounted to little more than skirmishing, as in Brooke's campaign against the pirates of Borneo and the Jamaican revolt of 1865. This book details these various 'small wars' and examines the qualities of the disparate peoples who opposed the spread of the British Empire.

Symbolic War

Symbolic War
Author: Jonathan R. Adelman
Publsiher: Institute of International Relation Rsity
Total Pages: 261
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: China
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Churchill as Peacemaker

Churchill as Peacemaker
Author: James W. Muller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1997-08-13
ISBN: 9780521583145
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Churchill as Peacemaker Book Excerpt:

Winston Churchill had an acute appreciation of what belongs to war and what belongs to peace. We tend to remember his resistance to Nazi tyranny during the Second World War and his actions as a man of war. In this book, scholars from the United States, Great Britain, and South Africa examine his other actions and comments, those that reflect the primary focus of Churchill's long career: his attempts to keep and restore peace throughout the world, from Queen Victoria's little wars to the Cold War.

Victoria s Victories

Victoria s Victories
Author: Peter Charles Smith
Publsiher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Battles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Englishmen at War

Englishmen at War
Author: Ernest Sanger
Publsiher: Sutton Pub Limited
Total Pages: 370
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Englishmen at War Book Excerpt:

This is the first attempt to give a comprehensive picture of war through letters written by generations of Englishmen and women from the mid-fifteenth century to the turn of the twentieth. The letters here provide not only the most vivid description of battles, but express the experience of warfare more immediately and truthfully than any retrospective history could. From the Hundred Years' War to the Boer War, over three hundred extracts have been collected together in one volume. John Paston writes of his fear of invasion in 1462; Katherine of Aragon triumphantly sends Henry VIII a piece of the King of Scots' coat after the victory at Flodden in 1513; we hear of preparations to meet the Armada and of Elizabeth's sympathy for a mother's loss during the Irish rebellion; letters from the Civil War show the strain of divided loyalties alongside a spirit of generous respect between countrymen; Marlborough, the soldier-lover, writes devotedly to Sarah from the battlefield; Nelson forecasts Trafalgar with a feeling of premonition and Wellington describes Waterloo as a pounding match of gluttons; in the Crimean War jingoism begins to be tempered by a growing moral uncertainty about the usefulness of such wars, while the Boer War gives a foretaste of the destruction total war would inflict in 1914. Drawing on published and private sources as well as the archive of the National Army Museum, Ernest Sanger has compiled this unique collection over fifty years. Illustrated with black and white plates, Englishmen at War forms an illuminating narrative for the general reader, a sourcebook for the student of history and a socio-psychological study of changing attitudes to war during four-and-a-half centuries.

In the Footsteps of Queen Victoria

In the Footsteps of Queen Victoria
Author: Christa Jansohn
Publsiher: Lit Verlag
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bibliography of Imperial Colonial and Commonwealth History Since 1600

Bibliography of Imperial  Colonial  and Commonwealth History Since 1600
Author: Andrew N. Porter
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 1060
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliography of Imperial Colonial and Commonwealth History Since 1600 Book Excerpt:

The twentieth century witnessed an unprecedented growth of research and publication on the history of Britain's empire, the Commonwealth, and British expansion overseas. Historical work by area specialists has transformed the state of knowledge concerning colonial North America, India, theCaribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-East Asia, the Pacific, and Australasia. Much has been written about Britain's interests and presence in areas and societies never formally subjected to British rule, such as Latin America, and the Middle and Far East. Most recently, a preoccupationwith the reciprocal impact of overseas expansion and colonial possessions on Britain itself has produced a rapidly growing historiography. Publication on this scale has made it virtually impossible for anyone either to keep track of the results or to follow up particular interests. Britain'soverseas history has never been well supplied with comprehensive bibliographical aids, and, despite extensive public interest in the subject, the position has steadily worsened. Following the recent Oxford History of the British Empire, this volume is therefore designed to provide a general sourceof reference and bibliographical guidance, at once wide-ranging, up-to-date, and accessible.