Cawnpore and Lucknow by Don Richards
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Cawnpore and Lucknow
By Don Richards

Cawnpore and Lucknow

A Tale of Two Sieges

By (author) See other recent books by Don Richards
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $57.99
Your Price: $52.19 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.61 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Cawnpore and Lucknow by Don Richards

Book Description

Following the May 1857 uprising by sepoys in Meerut and Delhi, the whole future of the British Raj was in the balance. Nowhere was this better demonstrated than at Lucknow and Cawnpore. At the latter a garrison of 240 with 375 British women and children battled to survive a siege by 3,000 mutineers led by Nana Sahib. Unimaginable horrors of artillery and sniper fire coupled with the crippling heat of the Indian summer took their toll. An offer of safe passage was treacherously reneged on and the massacres which followed drew a terrible retribution when relief finally arrived, in the shape of Generals Havelock and Neil. At Lucknow, the 1800 British men, women and children supported by more than 1,000 loyal sepoys resisted assaults by 20,000 mutineers, despite heavy casualties and sickness. Sir Colin Campbell's force got through to relieve the garrison and evacuate civilians in November 1857 but the city was not restored to British control until March 1858.These dramatic events are brought to life in this first rate history.

Buy Cawnpore and Lucknow book by Don Richards from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781844155163
ISBN-10: 1844155161
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Don Richards

Conflict in the Crimea by Don Richards Conflict in the Crimea, Hardback (March 2006)

Relies to a great extent on contemporary accounts of a large number of British men - and women - who were unwittingly caught up in this appalling war. As well as surviving the efforts of their determined enemy, the Russians, they had to overcome the harshest weather, rampant disease and woefully inadequate administrative support.

» View all books by Don Richards


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cawnpore and Lucknow book by Don Richards and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Don Richards close
Mission Wild by Don Richards
Conflict in the Crimea by Don Richards
» close