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Victoria S Scottish Lion

Author: Adrian Greenwood
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750965541
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The first full-length appraisal of an incredible military career ranging from the War of 1812 to the First Opium War in China and well beyondMilitary service over an unprecedented 55 years took Field Marshal Colin Campbell from the battlefields of the Iberian peninsula to the plains of India, via the West Indies, Nova Scotia, China, Java, the Balkans, and Russia. Wounded six times—the first time at 20, the last when 65 years old—he always led from the front, ever ready to ride the whirlwind and direct the storm. There wasn't a great power which he did not stand beside as an ally, or confront as a foe. He was in command at the most decorated battle in British history, earning 18 Victoria Crosses, and it was he who reconquered a subcontinent with an army Wellington would have thought sufficient for a reconnaissance-in-force. But Campbell's story is also a very personal one, the struggle of the son of a Glaswegian cabinetmaker who climbed all the way to the House of Lords.


Author: Miles Taylor
ISBN: 0300118090
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An entirely original account of Victoria's relationship with the Raj, which shows how India was central to the Victorian monarchy from as early as 1837 In this engaging and controversial book, Miles Taylor shows how both Victoria and Albert were spellbound by India, and argues that the Queen was humanely, intelligently, and passionately involved with the country throughout her reign and not just in the last decades. Taylor also reveals the way in which Victoria's influence as empress contributed significantly to India's modernization, both political and economic. This is, in a number of respects, a fresh account of imperial rule in India, suggesting that it was one of Victoria's successes.

Through Spain With Wellington

Author: Adrian Greenwood
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445654571
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With background information and commentary provided by expert Adrian Greenwood, meticulously footnoted, this is a worthy addition to the literature of the Napoleonic Wars.

British Military History For Dummies

Author: Bryan Perrett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470061916
Size: 57.28 MB
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A plain-English guide to Britons in battle, from the Roman invasion to the ongoing Iraqi war Charging through the Britain's military past, this accessible guide brings to life the battles and wars that shaped the history of Britain-and the world. The book profiles commanders, explains strategies and tactics, and covers key developments in weaponry and technology.

Scottish Soldier And Empire 1854 1902

Author: Edward M. Spiers
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074862726X
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The Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902 reflects upon the iconic role of the Scottish soldier as an empire builder from the Crimean War to the end of the nineteenth century. It examines how the soldier commented on this imperial experience, largely through letter, diaries and poems published in the provincial press, how his exploits were reviewed in Scotland and how military achievements contributed to both a growing sense of national identity and a deepening degree of imperial commitment.

The Forgotten French

Author: Nicholas Atkin
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719064388
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"Illustrated throughout, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the British and French experiences of the Second World War."--Jacket.