The Sword and the Sketch Book: A Pictorial History of Queen Victoria's Wars
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The Sword and the Sketch Book: A Pictorial History of Queen Victoria's Wars

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A visualrepresentation of Pax Britannica, whichwas trulyanything but, as there was barely a day over the 60 years of Victoria's reign in whicha British soldier did not die in battle

Victoria's long and illustrious reign saw Britain ruling the world's biggest Empire—but it came at a heavy cost. A myth has grown up that apart from involvement in the Crimean, a heroic stand ag...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by The History Press
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One good chapter on Victorian war correspondents, then the rest is potted history on various conflicts with a slightly higher than average number of engravings. Good if you haven't already read anything similar.
Typos abound. The "potted" history is okay, the pictures slightly better than the text.
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