Philip Haythornthwaite brings his orderly thoroughness to the evaluation of the colonial warfare which afflicted the world in the 19th century. The author has a masterly grasp of the most important element of grand strategy and the less vital but no less studied, aspects of uniform and equipment. He provides the finest single-volume narrative reference on the subject with full coverage of events involving Britain, the Americas, Africa, the Far East, the Indian subcontinent and Australia. In addition to matters of battlefield action, weapons and tactics, the composition of the forces involved and the outcome and effect of campaigns, The Colonial Wars Source Book provides biographical details of the important personalities involved, an extensive glossary, a full chapter of sources and sundry fascinating quotes and anecdotes which interweave the entertaining and informative text. Philip Haythornthwaite's earlier Source Books have been acclaimed as compendiums of information, vital components in the library of any military history student, and a treasure trove of illustration; these qualities are all present in this outstanding contribution to the study of colonial warfare.
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