Book's condition and details:
A black cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine; no inscriptions - no marks - immaculate - Condition is between VERY GOOD PLUS and NEAR FINE with very little sign of wear.
The unprice-clipped dust wrapper is a least VERY GOOD PLUS condition, again with very little sign of wear.
A very nice copy
432 pages 150 mm. x 217 mm. x 35 mm.
Weight unwrapped 606 grm. Wrapped for postage approx <750 grm.
PRICE £20.00 plus postage (included for UK)
BACK COVER BLURB:
‘Once again, Lt. Colonel Mike Snook puts you on the ground with the British Army during the colonial wars of the late 19th. Century. Snook’s meticulous research pays off as he recreates these battles in gripping detail, both profiling individual acts of courage and showing how the systematic problems and tactical mistakes that led to defeat provide lessons still applicable today.
In this compelling and original history Lt. Colonel Mike sheds intriguing new light on military disaster during the high Victorian period. With the empire at its zenith this was an era that witnessed some of the British Army’s greatest colonial successes. It is also a period of troubled transition as the army struggled to adapt to the changing nature and needs of modern warfare.
|U.K.||Included in price|
|World Zones 1||£10.15|
|World Zones 2||£10.75|
Focusing on some of the most dramatic and celebrated campaigns of the age – from Isandlwana, Maiwand and Majuba Hill to Kartoum, Colenso, Spion Kop and Magersfontain – the author combines engaging battle narratives with a scrupulous examination of primary source material to bring these encounters to life and expose the true and sometimes embarrassing causes of defeat.