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by Dr Jules Stewart (Author), General Sir David Richards (Author). Jules Stewart is a freelance journalist, formerly with Reuters.

by Dr Jules Stewart (Author), General Sir David Richards (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0750948258. During his career he has reported from more than thirty countries, analysing news and developing contacts. Jules has travelled extensively in the Indian subcontinent and is a specialist in North-West Frontier affairs. Jules lives in London.

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Crimson Snow: Britain's First Disaster in Afghanistan. Crimson Snow - Jules Stewart. To secure a ‘buffer zone’ in Afghanistan, between India and Russian territory, Britain launched the First Anglo-Afghan War in 1838. Initial success, including the imposition of a puppet regime supported by too few troops (a situation that has great resonance today), was followed by complete disaster in 1842, with 4,500 soldiers and 12,000 civilian camp followers killed by rebellious Afghans. Only one Briton is known to have escaped the massacre. 1 person is interested in this title. We receive fewer than 1 copy every 6 months.

In his new book, Jules Stewart explores the .

In his new book, Jules Stewart explores the potential danger of replaying Britain's military catastrophes and considers what can be learnt from revisiting the story of these earlier Afghan wars. Britain's military involvement in Afghanistan is a contentious subject, yet it is often forgotten that the current conflict is in fact the fourth in a string of such wars dating back as far as the early nineteenth century.

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His books include Albert: A Life (. Tauris, 2011); On Afghanistan's Plains: The Story of Britain's Afghan Wars (. At only 223 pages, excluding the introduction, this book is more a tasting menu, sort of like the many tapas dishes you find in Madrid's restaurants and bars, of Madrid's 2000 year history.

The book tells the story of the British Army's winter retreat from Kabul in 1842, when 16,000 soldiers, their families and camp followers were annihilated.

Crimson Snow' tells the compelling story of Britain's first disastrous conflict in Afghanistan in 1839-1842. Strong historical parallels between the 1839-1842 disaster and the current conflict in Afghanistan are discussed. No current Talk conversations about this book.

In the mid-nineteenth century, the British and Russian Empires played the `Great Game,' a rivalry for supremacy in Central Asia. To create a `buffer zone' in Afghanistan, between India (the `jewel in the crown') and Russian territory, Britain launched the First Anglo-Afghan War in 1838. Initial success, including the imposition of a puppet regime supported by too few troops (a situation that has great resonance today), was followed by complete disaster in 1842, with 4,500 soldiers and 12,000 civilian camp followers massacred by disaffected Afghans. Only one Briton is known to have survived. This compelling story of imperial misadventure is told by Jules Stewart, a former Reuters journalist with experience in the region and a specialist in North-West Frontier history, and provides important parallels with our current commitments in this graveyard of ambitions.
Crimson Snow: Britain's First Disaster in Afghanistan download epub
Military
Author: Jules Stewart
ISBN: 0750948264
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Language: English
Publisher: The History Press Ltd (March 1, 2010)
Pages: 256 pages