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Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918 By Angus Konstam

Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918

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The first illustrated book about the Nile river gunboats, this fascinating account of imperial war machines will appeal to colonial-era wargamers, and naval and military history enthusiasts.

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Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918 by Angus Konstam

For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when Britain finally won control of the Sudan. After that, the gunboats helped maintain British control over both Egypt and the Sudan, and played a key role in safeguarding British interests around the headwaters of the Nile - a region hotly contested by several European powers. Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this comprehensive volume offers a detailed analysis of the Nile river gunboats' entire career, from policing British colonial interests along the great river to defending Egypt against the Ottoman Turks in World War I.

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Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918 Reviews


"Illustrated with period photos and drawings and new artwork . . . [Nile River Gunboats] examines the full story of these iconic Empire builders, from the first hastily adapted "penny steamers" to the three classes of purpose-built gunboats that finally conquered the Sudan." - Sea Classics Magazine

About Angus Konstam


Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed and widely published author has written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates, and Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator of Weapons at the Tower of London and as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

Table of Contents


Introduction /Design and Development /Gunboat Histories /Firepower /Protection /Propulsion /Conditions on Board /Gunboats in Action /Bibliography /Index

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GOR009640601
Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918 by Angus Konstam
Angus Konstam
New Vanguard
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2016-10-20
48
1472814762
9781472814760
N/A
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