Bayonets to Lhasa

Bayonets to Lhasa

The British Invasion of Tibet

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The British invasion of Tibet in 1904 is one of the strangest events in British imperial history. Planned by Lord Curzon as a strategic move in the Great Game, the incursion was in fact ill-conceived and inspired by only the weakest of motivations. Led by the soldier, explorer, and mystic Francis Younghusband, the mission--doomed from the very beginning--became caught in political cross-fire and the distant and destructive machinations of China and England and ended in ignominy and disappointment. Peter Fleming's Bayonets to Lhasa is a gripping depiction of this unusual chain of events, its charismatic protagonists, and the repercussions that continue to be felt throughout the region.
Publisher: London :, Tauris Parke Paperbacks,, [2012]
Edition: New paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©1961
ISBN: 9781848856981
Branch Call Number: 951.515 FLE
Characteristics: xvi, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm


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