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On April 24th, 1855, Colonel Carmichael Smyth held a parade of the ninety skirmishers of the 3rd Light Cavalry of the Bengal Army at Meerut, some 30 miles from Delhi. The disastrous events that followed sparked an almost wholesale mutiny of the Honourable East India Company's Bengal Native Army. Had the ensuing uprising succeeded, it would have threatened the validity of the entire British Empire. As it was, the Mutiny witnessed several tragic and bloody events, from the original incident in Meerut to the horrifying siege of Cawnpore. Christopher Wilikinson-Latham details the history of the conflict, from its beginnings to ultimate resolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850452594
ISBN-10: 0850452597
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 195mm x 6mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1977
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Wilkinson-Latham

Christopher Wilkinson-Latham has authored a number of Osprey books, including Men-at-Arms 47: The South Wales Borderers, Men-at-Arms 62: The Boer War and Men-at-Arms 65: The Royal Navy 1790-1970.

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