Queen Victoria's Enemies (4) : Asia, Australasia and the Americas (Men-At-Arms Series, 224)

  • Publish Date: 1990-07-26
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Ian Knight

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Due to the spread of British strategic and commercial interests during the Victorian period, the British military was called upon to serve in theatres across the world. Some of the fighting was severe; it took nearly 30 years of intermittent warfare to suppress Maori opposition to settler expansion in New Zealand. In other areas it amounted to little more than skirmishing, as in Brooke's campaign against the pirates of Borneo and the Jamaican revolt of 1865. This book details these various 'small wars' and examines the qualities of the disparate peoples who opposed the spread of the British Empire.

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