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Titre Churchill's first war : young Winston at war with the Afghans / Con Coughlin.
Auteur Coughlin, Con
Éditeur New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.
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Sujet anglais Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Great Britain. Army -- Biography.
Afghan Wars -- Campaigns -- Pakistan -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Pushtuns -- Pakistan -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -- History -- 19th century.
Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Afghan Wars -- Biography.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan) -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Sujet français Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Grande-Bretagne. Army -- Biographies
Guerres anglo-afghanes -- Campagnes et batailles -- Pākistān -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Pachtou (Peuple d'Asie) -- Pākistān -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -- 19e siècle
Soldats -- Grande-Bretagne -- Biographies
Guerres anglo-afghanes -- Biographies
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pākistān) -- Histoire militaire -- 19e siècle
Description xxi, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Édition First U.S. edition.
Note "First published in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited"--Title page verso.
Bibliographie Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-282) and index.
Dépouillement Passing out -- The wild frontier -- A subaltern and a gentleman -- Passage to India -- The seat of war -- Knight of pen and sword -- High stakes -- A splendid episode -- A rough hard job.
Résumé "Just over a century ago British troops were fighting a vicious frontier war against Pashtun tribesmen on the North West Frontier-- the great-great-grandfathers of the Taliban and tribal insurgents in modern-day Afghanistan. Winston Churchill, then a young cavalry lieutenant, wrote a vivid account of what he saw during his first major campaign. The Story of the Malakand Field Force, published in 1898, was Churchill's first book and, a hundred years later, is required reading for military commanders on the ground, both British and American. In Churchill's First War, acclaimed author and foreign correspondent, Con Coughlin tells the story of that campaign, a story of high adventure and imperial success, which contains many lessons and warnings for today. Combining historical narrative, interviews with contemporary key players, and the journalist's eye for great color and analysis, Churchill's First War affords us a rare insight into both the nineteenth-century "Great Game" and the twenty-first-century conflict that has raged longer than World War II--as well as the twentieth-century man who reunited a war-torn world"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781250043047 (hardback)
1250043042 (hardback)
   
   
   
 
 
   
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