Harris, John.


1st ed., 1973. 208 pp., numerous b&w photo-ills., + ills., + various full-page cold., ill-plates. D.j., 25 x 17cm. D.j., price-clipped o/w V.G.+. The Indian Mutiny of 1857 was the first great crack in the structure of the British Empire. It threw up remarkable personalities : Nicholson, who captured Delhi ; Henry Lawrence, the defender of Lucknow ; ‘Holy’ Havelock, the bible-thumping general who fought his way to the relief of Lucknow only to find himself trapped there ; and the dour uncompromising Colin Campbell, who was sent to India after forty-years service to bring it back to sanity. This book vividly evokes the huge and bloody struggle of the Indian Mutiny, recapturing the smell of battle, the cruel heat, the forced marches, sieges and appalling massacres.

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