Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
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

$67.00 (R)

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

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

$ 67.00 (R)
Multiple copy pack

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • 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.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108045803
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 37 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: In stock
  • 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

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×