The First Afghan War 1839-42: Invasion, catastrophe and retreat

The First Afghan War 1839-42: Invasion, catastrophe and retreat

by Richard Macrory, Peter Dennis

NOOK Book(eBook)

$11.49 $19.20 Save 40% Current price is $11.49, Original price is $19.2. You Save 40%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Overview

In 1839 forces of the British East India Company crossed the Indus to invade Afghanistan on the pretext of reinstating a former king Shah Soojah to his rightful throne. The reality was that this was another step in Britain's Great Game – Afghanistan would create a buffer to any potential Russian expansion towards India. This history traces the initial, campaign which would see the British easily occupy Kabul and the rebellion that two years later would see the British army humbled. Forced to negotiate a surrender the British fled Kabul en masse in the harsh Afghan winter. Decimated by Afghan guerilla attacks and by the harsh cold and a lack of food and supplies just one European – Dr Brydon would make it to the safety of Jalalabad five days later. This book goes on to trace the retribution attack on Kabul the following year, which destroyed the symbolic Mogul Bazaar before rapidly withdrawing and leaving Afghanistan in peace for nearly a generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472813992
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2016
Series: Campaign
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 59 MB
Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

About the Author

Richard Macrory is a professor of law at University College London, author of books and specialist articles in environmental law, and former chairman of Merchant Ivory film productions. His great great great uncle was Eldred Pottinger (the 'hero of Herat who survived the Retreat) and his father wrote the first modern account of the Ist Afghan War, Signal Catastrophe, published in 1966. Macrory has an extensive collection of works on the First Afghan War, including original copies of Lady Sale's Diary, Lt. Eyre's account, and Kaye's History of the Afghan War.

Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
Richard Macrory is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers London and Emeritus Professor of environmental law at University College, London where he set up and was first director of the Centre for Law and the Environment.

Professor Macrory served as a board member of the Environment Agency England and Wales between 1999 and 2004, and was a long-standing member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Environmental Law.

In 2006 Professor led the Cabinet Office Review on Regulatory Sanctions and his recommendations were reflected in Part 3 Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 which established the framework for civil sanctions in the regulatory field.

Professor Macrory was the first chair of the UK Environmental Law Association, and in 2016-2018 was co-chair of the UKELA's Brexit Task Force. He is a bencher of Grays Inn, and was appointed an Hon. QC in 2008.
Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn, leading him to study Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing plans/The campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Further reading/Index

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews