The Indian Mutiny of 1857 was a huge and bloody struggle, a "devil's wind" of retribution and death that swept across the jungles, hills and parched plains of the Indian sub-continent. The author vividly recaptures the experience and atmosphere of the time - the smell of battle, the tired men and forced marches, the sieges and the appalling massacres - all enacted beneath the relentless, cruel hea...
Series: Wordsworth Military Library
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd (November 2002)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 5936564
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I found it amusing that the only other review of this 200+ page book about a seminal event in history was appalled by the "racism" dripping from it's pages. I found it rather disparaging towards the British in India, especially the missionaries. The ...
dian sun. It was a war of treachery and incompetence, desperately fought without mercy on either side, but a war of heroism and endurance. It threw up remarkable personalities: Nicholson, who recaptured Delhi; Henry Lawrence, the defender of Lucknow; "Holy" Havelock, the bible-thumping general who relieved Lucknow only to find himself trapped; and the dour uncompromising Colin Campbell, who was sent from England to return India to sanity. The Mutiny transpired to be the first significant crack in the solidly-built, rigid structure of the British Empire and at its conclusion, and thereafter, the British were never able to feel quite as secure again.