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Military Service and Adventures in the Far East

Including Sketches of the Campaigns against the Afghans in 1839, and the Sikhs in 1845-6

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2012. Buch. Softcover

Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-108-04578-0

Format (B x L): 14 x 21,6 cm

Gewicht: 410 g

In englischer Sprache


This two-volume work, published in 1847 by cavalry officer Daniel Henry Mackinnon (1813-84) describes his military service in India, in the campaigns against the Afghans in 1839 and the Sikhs in 1845-6. In the first edition, reissued here, the author is referred to only as 'a cavalry officer', but in the second edition of 1849, Mackinnon, a career soldier and writer, abandons his anonymity. Volume 1 begins with a lively account of the Andaman Islands, before 'arrival in India' at Calcutta and a long march past the foothills of the Himalayas to the North-West Frontier province. Mackinnon fought at the decisive battle of Ghuzni in the First Anglo-Afghan War, and provides an eye-witness account of the storming of the city, though his description of the political and diplomatic conflicts which preceded the outbreak of the wars is somewhat simplistic, and inevitably Anglophile.


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