BAYONETS TO LHASA: THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH INVASION OF TIBET IN 1904.

Fleming, Peter.


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2nd imp., 1961. 319 pp., frontis., + photo-plates + ills., + 5 maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Small scuff to d.j., sig., & date to f.f.e.p., o/w V.G.+. This account of the British advance to Lhasa in Tibet in 1904 is by the excellent narrator Colonel Peter Fleming. In telling the full story of the expedition in meticulous detail, the author reverses the great injustice done to Sir Francis Younghusband. He was a British army officer and explorer whose travels, mainly in northern India and Tibet, yielded major contributions to geographical research. He also forced the conclusion of the Anglo-Tibetan Treaty (September 6, 1904) that gained Britain long-sought trade concessions.


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