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Military Service and Adventures in the Far East

Military Service and Adventures in the Far East
Including Sketches of the Campaigns against the Afghans in 1839, and the Sikhs in 1845–6
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108045803

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  • This two-volume work, published in 1847 by cavalry officer Daniel Henry Mackinnon (1813–84) describes his military service in India, in the campaigns against the Afghans in 1839 and the Sikhs in 1845–6. In the first edition, reissued here, the author is referred to only as 'a cavalry officer', but in the second edition of 1849, Mackinnon, a career soldier and writer, abandons his anonymity. The work begins with a lively account of the Andaman Islands, before 'arrival in India' at Calcutta and a long march past the foothills of the Himalayas to the North-West Frontier province. Mackinnon took part in the decisive battle of Ghazni in the First Anglo-Afghan War, and in all the major engagements of the Anglo-Sikh War, providing eye-witness accounts of the fighting, though his description of the political and diplomatic conflicts which preceded the outbreak of of both wars is somewhat simplistic, and inevitably Anglophile.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108045803
    • length: 618 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 37 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Arrival in India, and march to the north-western provinces
    2. Visit to the Himalayah Mountains
    3. Matters relating to the Afghans
    4. Arrival at Buhawulpore
    5. Advance from Shikarpore
    6. Kandahar
    7. Storm and capture of Ghuzni
    8. Arrival at Caubul
    9. The army at Caubul broken up
    10. Peshawur
    11. Cross the Chemab and Ravee. Volume 2:
    1. The commander-in-chief returns to England
    2. Visit to Agra
    3. Arrival in Calcutta
    4. The British forces
    5. The army advance to attack the Sikhs in their entrenched camp at Ferozeshuhur
    6. Assemblage of the British forces on the Sutlej
    7. Sir Harry Smith advances to attack the Sikhs in their camp
    8. Sir Harry Smith's division march to rejoin the head-quarters of the army
    9. The battle of Sobraon
    10. The British forces cross the Sutlej, and are concentrated at Kussoor
    11. Ratification of the treaty.

  • Author

    Daniel Henry Mackinnon

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