Colonial Small Wars 1837-1901: 45 Victorian Campaigns described and illustrated with 79 maps by Donald Featherstone. Published by David & Charles, Newton Abbot, UK. © Donald Featherstone 1973. 0 7153 57115
The following is taken from the dust jacket:
“Queen Victoria’s long reign was constantly disturbed by almost ceaseless warfare that flared along the extending frontiers of the British Empire, indeed there was not a single year in which somewhere in the world British soldiers were not in action.
From 1837 to 1901 in Canada, Afghanistan, India, Africa and elsewhere, military expeditions were undertaken to protect British interest, extend a frontier or repel an unprovoked attack. It became in the Victorian era an accepted way of life.
In this lively and useful study Donald Featherstone, after defining “small wars” and describing a Victorian soldier and his weapons, covers all these minor actions in detail. Most of the accounts are complemented by specially drawn maps and plans which have never before been collected together in a single volume.”
223 page clothbound book with gold lettering and intact dust cover. As far as I can see this is a first edition of this publication. I would normally list chapter headings and dates but with 45 campaigns and 79 maps this would be far too extensive a list to include here.
The page edges have suffered some discolouration as have some of the internal pages, but the binding is secure and all internal content is clean and legible.Number in stock: 1