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India and Tibet
The British military and political expedition which, under the command of Francis Younghusband, entered Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, in August 1904, marked the culmination of Britain's attempts, over 140 years, to establish good relations with Tibet. A treaty was signed but, in 1910, Tibet was invaded by China. This book, first published in the year of the Chinese invasion ...more
Hardcover, 530 pages
Published December 19th 1985 by Oxford University Press (China) Ltd.
(first published 1910)
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Mar 10, 2012 Philip rated it it was amazing
Many people have told the story of the 1904 Younghusband Expedition to (or as some call it, Invasion of) Tibet, from actual participants to more recent histories by the likes of Peter Fleming, Peter Hopkirk, Patrick French, Charles Allen, etc. However, this is the only real "horse's mouth" telling of the tale by Younghusband himself, told in the typical low-key, self-effacing style that makes reading 19th/early-20th century explorers so much fun!
Sir Francis Edward Younghusband was born on 31 May 1863 in Muree on the North-West Frontier of British India (now in Pakistan), the son of Major-General John W. Younghusband and Clara Jane Shaw. Younghusband married Helen Augusta Magniac, with whom he had two children, a son who died in infancy and a daughter, Eileen Younghusband. Their daughter went on to become a prominent social worker. He died ...more
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