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Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918

Angus Konstam Peter Dennis

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Osprey Publishing
28 September 2016
History; Military & naval ships; Ships & shipping: general interest
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.
By:   Angus Konstam
Illustrated by:   Peter Dennis
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm,  Spine: 5mm
Weight:   165g
ISBN:   9781472814760
ISBN 10:   1472814762
Series:   New Vanguard
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   28 September 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Author Website:   www.anguskonstam.com

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.

Reviews for Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918

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. - <i>Sea Classics Magazine</i>


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