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  Bayonets to Lhasa: Francis Younghusband and the British Invasion of Tibet
By: Peter Fleming

Bayonets to Lhasa


 
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Author: Peter Fleming
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781848856981
Publication Date: July 2012

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The British invasion of Tibet in 1904 is one of the strangest events in British imperial history. Planned by Lord Curzon as a strategic move in the Great Game, the incursion was in fact ill-conceived and inspired by only the weakest of motivations. Led by the soldier, explorer, and mystic Francis Younghusband, the missiondoomed from the very beginningbecame caught in political cross-fire and the distant and destructive machinations of China and England and ended in ignominy and disappointment. Peter Fleming's Bayonets to Lhasa is a gripping depiction of this unusual chain of events, its charismatic protagonists, and the repercussions that continue to be felt throughout the region.

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