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The Royal Navy & the Peruvian-Chilean War 1879-1881: Rudolf de Lisle's Diaries & Watercolors
This beautifully presented book captures the spirit of a little known war where the Royal Navy played a peripheral but crucial role. The power of the British Empire was at its height, thanks to the reach of the Royal Navy and officers from that service who often found themselves far from home and in positions of power way beyond their rank.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Pen & Sword Books
(first published May 2008)
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War of the Pacific, has had happened at the time of social Darwinism ideas; lieutenant de Lisle account's about this war in South America was biased with racism. But portrays a vivid view of his perceptions of this war remarking a well equipped and trained Chilean army against a fragmented Peruvian society with its ruling class at the peak of corruption due to the past abundance of "guano" money. Accounts of the abused Chinese and Blacks working class burning their master's town "Lima" at the ...more
Este libro es una recopilación del diario de Rudolph de Lisle, teniente inglés del HMS Shannon y testigo de buena parte de la Guerra del Pacífico. Cuenta cosas que ya sabíamos y otras de la que no teníamos idea, como que por error casi nos atacan la flota francesa, inglesa, gringa, alemana e italiana en conjunto, que el barco chileno más temido no era el Cochrane sino el transporte Angamos, armado con alambre y con un cañón admirado por los ingleses (y que reventó tras 11 meses de uso ...more