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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Winston S. Churchill, war correspondent, 1895-1900.
London ; Washington : Brassey's (UK), 1992
|Named Person:||Winston Churchill; Winston S Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Winston Churchill; Fred Woods
|Description:||xxxii, 355 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Foreword / Winston S. Churchill --
I. Cuba 1895-1896 --
II. The North-West Frontier 1897 --
III. Sudan 1898 --
IV. South Africa 1899-1900.
|Other Titles:||War correspondent, 1895-1900.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Frederick Woods.|
the young Churchill set off to Cuba to make his mark. In this campaign and those that followed in India, the Sudan and South Africa, he developed the spare and deliberately controversial style that was to make him both a household name and a journalist respected and feared in parliamentary circles. His stinging attacks on the Indian Government, the Cabinet and the commanders he served under ended any chance of a military career--but it was public attention and not a.
prestigious staff appointment that he sought. While Churchill relished the hazards of the front line, the excitement of battle was tempered by a sombre realisation of the futility of war. In the same way, his passionate belief in Queen and Empire did not prevent him from admiring a worthy enemy, and his reports are remarkable for their objectivity at a time when jingoistic propaganda was the norm. Frederick Woods has assembled a set of despatches that rank among the best.
writings of this master of the English language. Complemented by an excellent introduction and informative notes throughout, they are at once an enthralling read and an open window into the world of an embattled empire.
- Military history, Modern -- 19th century.
- Churchill, Winston, -- 1874-1965.
- India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
- South African War, 1899-1902 -- Personal narratives, British.
- Sudan -- History -- 1821-1881.
- Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1895-1898 -- Personal narratives, British.
- Great Britain
- Churchill, Winston S. -- (Winston Spencer), -- 1874-1965.
- Churchill, Winston