Britain's Forgotten Wars: Colonial Campaigns Of The 19th Century
This is a new collection of Ian Hernon's three previous books, Massacre and Retribution, The Savage Empire and Blood in the Sand. Much has been written about the great British military triumphs of the nineteenth century, but there are many more astonishing stories which have been largely forgotten. These forgotten wars cannot hope to compete in history with the Crimean War or the Boer War, but for acts of sheer courage and endurance, they deserve to be remembered. Using the actual words of the soldiers themselves, Ian Hernon presents a fascinating account which evokes Victorian colonial warfare in all its barbarity, and the self-righteous belief of the British in the rectitude of their cause.