Military Forums Logo Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  
  Home | About Us | Articles | Forums | Shop | Reviews | Search | Contact Us | Advertise With Us





:: Retreat and Retribution in Afghanistan 1842 ::

Two journals of the First Afghan War

Dr Margaret Kekewich

Retreat and Retribution in Afghanistan 1842 Sleeve Art

Buy Now for only £19.99*

:: CLICK TO ORDER TODAY ::


From Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: 9781848843974
Type: Hardback
Pages: 224


The blow to British pride and confidence delivered by the crushing defeat of their army in Afghanistan in January 1842 may be compared in its impact to the disaster in New York on 11th September 2001. The British had disastrously replaced a popular and effective monarch with a weak one. Two years later almost all the British and Indian soldiers in the region were killed in a popular uprising.

Margaret Kekewich's perceptive new study of the conflict describes the British defeat, their re-occupation of Afghanistan in the spring of 1842 and their final withdrawal from the area later that year. Based on the graphic diaries of two British eyewitnesses, it provides a fascinating and original insight into this war.

The first account is told by Lady Sale who was captured and imprisoned by the Afghans, along with many other women and children. The second account is from the Reverend Allen, a young chaplain to the army that invaded Afghanistan in April 1842 to avenge British humiliation and rescue the prisoners.

Retreat and Retribution in Afghanistan 1842 offers a highly relevant insight into the dangerous and intriguing enigma that is Afghanistan, at a time when British forces are deeply embroiled in another war there.

Dr Margaret Kekewich is a retired Open University history lecturer who has written on a wide range of subjects from the late middle ages to the nineteenth century. Among her recent books are Britain, France and the Empire 1350-1500 (with Susan Rose) and The Good King: Rene of Anjou and Fifteenth-Century Europe.

:: REVIEW ::
5 Stars
A Contextually Fascinating Account!
While our forces are heavily involved in a ongoing conflict in Afghanistan itself, Dr Margaret Kekewich provides an continually fascinating account in her latest book. Primarily based on the graphic diaries of two British eye-witnesses, this allows Kekewich to draw both together into an insightful, narrative and emotional perspective on the conflict.

*At the time of printing prices are subject to change.
*All images or video files are the copyright of their respective owners. You may not use any of the images on this site for any purpose without the permission of the copyright holder.*


Share This Page:


Latest:

09th September 20
Yours Aye - Most used Royal Marines slang.
8th September 20
Help for Heroes - NEW ARRIVALS & FREE UK P&P.
5th August 20
Combat Boots - Latest offers and best deals on Military, Combat, Army, Police, Emergency, Safety & Waterproof Boots.
3rd August 20
Help for Heroes - NEW IN THE SPIRIT COLLECTION & FREE P&P.
23rd March 20
A message from our founder Jay - about COVID-19.
13th March 20
SafeGuardArmor - What is UHMPWPE in Body Armor?





Military Forums Small Logo
© Copyright Military Forums 2001-2020. All rights reserved. All trademarks recognised.
Contact us for more information on Military Forums. Would you like to Advertise with us?
This website uses cookies. Please read our Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy. Part of the WickidNet network.

Sponsors:

Love Goat Milk Soap? - www.GoatMilkSoaps.net for US.
www.LaptopGaming.co.uk for UK and www.LaptopGaming.net for US - We know how much people love Laptop Gaming and so do we!
www.PineTarSoap.co.uk for UK and www.PineTarSoap.net for US - We know how much people love Pine Tar Soap Products and so do we!

Network:

www.MilitaryBootsUK.co.uk - Latest offers and best deals on Military, Combat, Army, Police, Emergency, Safety and Waterproof Boots.
www.SteelToeCapBoots.co.uk - Latest offers and best deals on trending Footwear, Workwear, Steel Toe, Waterproof Safety Boots.