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The Campaign In Abyssinia

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Author: A. F. Shepherd
Publisher:
Release Date: 1868
Book Size: 38.46 MB
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Category : Abyssinian Expedition
Languages : en
Pages : 388
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The Campaign In Abyssinia

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The British Campaign In Abyssinia 1867 1868

The British Campaign in Abyssinia  1867 1868 PDF
Author: Christopher Brice
Publisher: Warfare in the Victorian Age
Release Date: 2017-08-19
Book Size: 72.64 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
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The British Campaign In Abyssinia 1867 1868

by Christopher Brice, The British Campaign In Abyssinia 1867 1868 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The British Campaign In Abyssinia 1867 1868 book, The Abyssinian Campaign of 1867-68 was a remarkable and now largely forgotten military undertaking of the Victorian Era. The expedition demonstrated the power and 'reach' of the British Empire, and no other nation at that time could have considered, let alone undertaken, such an operation. The Abyssinian Empire was a difficult country to invade due to its distance from any major port, the harshness of its terrain, and the inhospitable climatic conditions that swung from blistering heat to sub-zero conditions. Faced with no port facilities along the Red Sea Littoral, the British constructed a harbour, landing stations, roads, telegraph lines, and even a railway, in terrain that had been deserted before their arrival. The logistical demands of the campaign were enormous. To maintain an Anglo-Indian army of around 13,000 men, with around 20,000 camp followers, and over 40,000 animals, was a mammoth task that drew upon the skills of the Royal Navy, the considerable British and Indian merchant marine, and the cutting edge of technology. The campaign was remarkable in that there was to be no territorial aggrandisement, no capture of precious resources, or securing of strategic concerns. The Abyssinian Campaign was one that was conducted partly to rescue British and 'European' prisoners held by the increasingly mental unstable Emperor Theodore (Tewodros) II, and partly to restore and maintain British prestige. That this campaign was successful owed much not only to British power, resources, and technology, but also the remarkable leadership of Lieutenant General Sir Robert Napier, later Field Marshal and 1st Baron Napier of Magdala. An experienced officer of engineers he had also seen much active service. His skill and ability helped to ensure that a very difficult campaign in extremely hostile geographical and climatic conditions was successful. The campaign is largely forgotten today, but is worth remembering as a remarkable logistical exercised carry out under very difficult conditions. It was by no means a perfect campaign and much went wrong. Given the difficulty of the task at hand this was inevitable. That it was successful owed much to British technological advancement, and the great skill shown by Napier and his staff.



Letters From Abyssinia During The Campaign Of 1868 By A Staff Officer Scott

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Author: Scott
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Release Date: 1868
Book Size: 23.56 MB
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Letters From Abyssinia During The Campaign Of 1868 By A Staff Officer Scott

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Italian Campaign In Abyssinia

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Author: Edward William Polson Newman
Publisher:
Release Date: 1937
Book Size: 36.38 MB
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Category : Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936
Languages : en
Pages : 313
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Italian Campaign In Abyssinia

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Diary Of A Journey To Abyssinia 1868

Diary of a Journey to Abyssinia  1868 PDF
Author: William Simpson
Publisher: Tsehai Publishers
Release Date: 2002
Book Size: 39.74 MB
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Category : Abyssinian Expedition
Languages : en
Pages : 196
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Diary Of A Journey To Abyssinia 1868

by William Simpson, Diary Of A Journey To Abyssinia 1868 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Diary Of A Journey To Abyssinia 1868 book, The Expedition to Magdala of 1867-1868 was a memorable event in British Military history of warfare in general, and in the history of Ethiopia. Meticulously planned and executed, the campaign was a triumph for its commander, Sir Robert Napier. It was notable for the use of Elephants imported from India, the building of a port railway and the use of breech-loading rifles, the first time they employed in War.



Abyssinia 1867 1868

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Author: Frederic Alan Sharf
Publisher: Tsehai Publishers
Release Date: 2003
Book Size: 56.29 MB
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Category : Abyssinian Expedition, 1867-1868
Languages : en
Pages : 95
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Abyssinia 1867 1868

by Frederic Alan Sharf, Abyssinia 1867 1868 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Abyssinia 1867 1868 book, "Although many of the works on show in the exhibition catalogued in this superb publication appeared at the time in the Illustrated London News, for most readers this will be their first opportunity to see them in colour. Indeed, several of the sketches have never before been published in their original form ? notably William Simpson?s drawing of Prince Alemayehou, which was executed only a few days after the death of his father, the Emperor Tewedros, and of whom very few images have been handed down to us. Readers are also treated to a number of fascinating tidbits, such as the methods practiced by publishers? studio staff to enhance landscape sketches with the addition of human figures, and many will be intrigued to learn of the ?cut and paste? origins of the graphic cover used to illustrate John Pridham?s musical composition commemorating the battle.Professors Pankhurst and Northrup are to be congratulated not only for a succinct and readable presentation of the historical background, but for their insight into the relationship between Ethiopia and the outside world prevailing in the mid-19th century. Whereas previous writers have tended to portray events leading up to the ?Abyssinian difficulty? through European eyes; the reader can now begin to see them in the Ethiopian context. It is a sad irony that it is only in the 21st century that we begin to see that Tewedros?s cultural values had more in common with the pre-Renaissance world of Prester John than with post-industrial revolution Britain. Clearly the British government?s outrage at the imprisonment of its consul, and Napier?s subsequent refusal to accept anything less than total surrender ? even after the release of the prisoners ? would not have been anticipated or even understood by an essentially medi?val monarch. Both Ethiopianists and lovers of military art will be grateful to Frederic Sharf for a unique and important publication. Following hard on the heels of Diary of a Journey to Abyssinia, this carefully prepared exhibition of paintings and drawings of Britain?s Abyssinia expedition fills some significant gaps in our knowledge of 19th century Ethiopia."Ian Campbell, Scholar on Ethiopian Art History



Sealed And Delivered

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Author: G. L. Steer
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date: 2009-11
Book Size: 11.80 MB
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Category : World War, 1939-1945
Languages : en
Pages : 270
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Sealed And Delivered

by G. L. Steer, Sealed And Delivered Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Sealed And Delivered book, Sealed and Delivered was first published in 1942. In a way, it is a sequel to Caesar in Abyssinia (also reissued in Faber Finds) which covered the Italian invasion of Ethiopia up to May 1936 when the capital, Addis Ababa was occupied. Sealed and Delivered continues the story until the expulsion of the Italians in 1941 and beyond. Richard Pankhurst, in his introduction, writes, 'Ethiopia's history, as Steer saw it, did not however end there, with victory over Italy. When the fighting died down, the first country to e freed in WW2 still faced major problems. Those resulting from the erstwhile invasion included, he said, a still partially operative colour-bar, the complex question of ex-enemy property - and the country's status vis-a-vis Great Britain, its liberator and ally, whose forces ended up occupying the country. Steer believed that Ethiopia itself would solve these problems, and that its independence, soon to be sealed by international treaty, was delivered to its rightful rulers: the Ethiopian people: Sealed and Delivered.' Both Caesar in Abyssinia and Sealed and Delivered are quite largely autobiographical. That gives them their strength. For Steer writing about Ethiopia was much more than a journalistic assignment, he was a friend of the Emperor's and a partisan for his country. As Nick Rankin has observed, 'the mild Christianity that he inherited from them (his parents) seems to have given him sympathy for the underdog as well as inoculation against totalitarianism.'



Waugh In Abyssinia

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Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Book Size: 40.42 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Waugh In Abyssinia

by Evelyn Waugh, Waugh In Abyssinia Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Waugh In Abyssinia book, In 1935 Italy declared war on Abyssinia and Evelyn Waugh was sent to Addis Ababa to cover the conflict. His acerbic account of the intrigue and political machinations leading up to the crisis is coupled with amusing descriptions of the often bizarre and seldom straightforward life of a war correspondent rubbing shoulders with less-than-honest officials, Arab spies, pyjama-wearing radicals and disgruntled journalists. Witty, lucid and penetrating, Evelyn Waugh captures the dilemmas and complexities of a feudal society caught up in twentieth-century politics and confrontation.



Coomassie And Magdala

Coomassie and Magdala PDF
Author: Henry Morton Stanley
Publisher: London : S. Low, Marston, Low & Searle
Release Date: 1874
Book Size: 37.74 MB
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Category : Abyssinian Expedition
Languages : en
Pages : 510
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Coomassie And Magdala

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A Confederate Soldier In Egypt

A Confederate Soldier in Egypt PDF
Author: William Wing Loring
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Release Date: 1884
Book Size: 25.33 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Americans
Languages : en
Pages : 450
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A Confederate Soldier In Egypt

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Prints Of British Military Operations

Prints of British Military Operations PDF
Author: Chichester de Windt Crookshank
Publisher:
Release Date: 1921
Book Size: 37.97 MB
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Category : Engraving
Languages : en
Pages : 108
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Prints Of British Military Operations

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The British Defence Of Egypt 1935 40

The British Defence of Egypt  1935 40 PDF
Author: Steve Morewood
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Book Size: 48.92 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 294
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The British Defence Of Egypt 1935 40

by Steve Morewood, The British Defence Of Egypt 1935 40 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The British Defence Of Egypt 1935 40 book, A comprehensive and challenging analysis of the British defence of Egypt, primarily against fascist Italy, in the critical lead-up period to the Second World War. Culminating in the decisive defeat of the Italian military threat at Sidi Barrani in December 1940, this is a fascinating new contribution to the field. The security of Egypt, a constant of British imperial strategy, is a curiously neglected dimension of the still burning appeasement debate. Steven Morewood adds to the originality of his interpretation by suggesting the old view should be reinstated: that Mussolini should and could have been stopped in his empire-building at the Abyssinian hurdle. Thereafter, as Nazi Germany tore the Versailles peace settlement to shreds, the drift to war accelerated as British resolve and credibility were brought into question. The fascist dictators in Rome and Berlin held no respect for weakness and Mussolini became the conduit through which Hitler could apply pressure to a sensitive British interest through reinforcing Libya at critical moments.