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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2022 9:44 p.m. PST

… of the British Army in India During the Anglo-Maratha Wars 1774-1819

"In 1774 the British East India Company engineered a war against one of India's most challenging peoples, the Marathas, in order to strengthen the security of its existing dominions and to expand territory and influence. It was a mistake which caused the surrender, retreat and humiliation of a British army and left the Marathas in an improved position militarily. British forces during the First Anglo-Maratha War of 1774-1783, suffered at the hands of a much wilier Maratha foe than they had ever anticipated.

The Second Anglo-Maratha war was fought in two spheres of India, the Deccan and Hindustan, in order that the Company could replace the power vacuum left from the previous war 20 years before. During the second war the focus to a large extent has been on the successful battles and career of Arthur Wellesley during seven years in India, his victory at Assaye in, but disaster followed for other British armies in Hindustan with a calamitous retreat to Agra and a disastrous siege at Bhurtpore…"


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Lilian14 Aug 2022 7:29 a.m. PST

May 15, 2022
wrong, non-actualized publication date given by amazon

this title has been purely and simply removed from the Helion catalogue list for 2022…

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