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Duel in the snows : the true story of the Younghusband mission to Lhasa

Author: Charles Allen
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Allen presents the real story of the Younghusband Mission. In doing so, he reveals not only the true character of one of Britain's great imperial heroes but also the calamitous outcome for the Tibetan people of Britain's last attempt at empire-building.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Francis Edward Younghusband, Sir; James MacDonald; Francis Edward Younghusband, Sir; Francis Edward Younghusband; Francis Edward Younghusband
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Allen
ISBN: 0719554276 9780719554278 0719554292 9780719554292
OCLC Number: 53709120
Description: x, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: The Younghusband Mission --
1. The Morning of 12 December 1903 --
2. The View from the Jelep La --
3. The View from the Potala --
4. The Advance on Tuna --
5. The Advance on Guru --
6. The Massacre at Chumik Shenko --
7. On to Gyantse --
8. Alarms and Excursions --
9. The Entry of the Fusiliers --
10. The Storming of Gyantse Jong --
11. The March on Lhasa --
12. Lhasa at Last --
13. Picking up the Pieces.
Other Titles: True story of the Younghusband mission to Lhasa
Responsibility: Charles Allen.
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