Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) was a British Prime Minister, member of parliament, and government official. Churchill was also an army officer, seeing action in India, South Africa, the Sudan, and briefly during World War I. He served as Lord of the Admiralty during both world wars, but is best known as the wartime leader of Great Britain during World War II.
The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudanby Winston S. Churchill
THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE was Churchill's first published book. It details an 1897 military campaign on the Northwest Frontier (an area now part of Pakistan). Churchill
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This Halcyon Classics ebook contains four books by Winston Spencer Churchill, British politician best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II.
THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE was Churchill's first published book. It details an 1897 military campaign on the Northwest Frontier (an area now part of Pakistan). Churchill participated in the campaign as a second lieutenant in the cavalry. British forces defeated an insurrection led by Saidullah and a 10,000 man force.
In THE RIVER WAR, Churchill provides a history of the British involvement in the Sudan and the conflict between the British forces led by Lord Kitchener and Dervish forces led by Khalifa Abdallahi ibn Muhammad, heir to the self-proclaimed Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad who had embarked on a campaign to conquer Egypt, to drive out the non-Muslim infidels and make way for the second coming of the Islamic Mahdi.
LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA is a personal record of Churchill's impressions during the first five months of the Second Boer War. It includes an account of the Relief of Ladysmith, and also the story of Churchill's capture and dramatic escape from the Boers.
The fourth book in the collection is LIBERALISM AND THE SOCIAL PROBLEM, a collection of speeches Churchill gave to parliament during the early years of the 20th century, when Churchill switched from the conservative Tories to the Liberal party.
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Sir Winston has a way of relating history that brings it to life. The River War is just such an account.
This is a very interesting history book. Highly recommended.