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- DescriptionThe British invasion of Tibet in 1904 is one of the strangest events in British imperial history. This title presents a portrayal of this curious episode and its charismatic protagonists that illuminates what is now seen as a key moment in the Great Game, the repercussions of which continue to be felt throughout the region.
- Author BiographyPeter Fleming, OBE, (1907-1971) was a journalist and writer and one of the great travel writers of the twentieth century. He began his career as a special correspondent with The Times and later wrote for The Spectator. He served with the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War and from 1942 was in charge of military deception operations in Southeast Asia. He is author of several classic books, which include Brazilian Adventure, To Peking (The Peter Fleming Collection, Tauris Parke Paperbacks), One's Company and News from Tartary. Later he wrote accounts of historical events in lands through which he had travelled, namely The Siege at Peking, Bayonets to Lhasa and The Fate of Admiral Kolchak. In his memory, The Royal Geographical Society established The Peter Fleming Award for projects that seek to advance geographical science.
- Author(s)Peter Fleming
- PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
- Date of Publication30/04/2012
- GenreHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintTauris Parke Paperbacks
- Content Note16pp bw plates
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