British Empire Books


Crisis of the Raj


Contributed by John Baxter


TypeNon-Fiction
AuthorBroehl, W.
Published1986
ISBN No.087451374X



A useful compilation of letters by four British lieutenants during the Indian Mutiny. For two of the officers concerned, we can find their story readily enough in other places (Fred, later Lord, Roberts - 41 Years in India and biographies of Roberts; Arthur Lang - Lahore to Lucknow:The Indian Mutiny Journal of Arthur Moffat Lang), the other two (Cracklow and Watson) would be harder to find. Whilst the merit of the inclusion of one of the four could be doubted (Watson - he did little of note), this is a good introduction to the Indian Mutiny, especially to the attitudes and motivation of those taking part.


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