The Lost Legion

Autore: H. Warner Munn
Editore: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 9780385148283
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A vast tapestry of ancient times unfolds in this stirring tale of adventure and romance, whose setting reaches fom the hills of rome to the limits of the known world in the age of the Emperor Caligula.

Camp Fire Yarns Of The Lost Legion

Autore: G. Hamilton-Browne
Editore: T. WERNER LAURIE LTD.
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Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion To begin with, let me speak of their courage, which was displayed in such a marked degree during the long wars that lasted from 1860 to 1871, for the whole of which period the Maoris were hopelessly outnumbered and, as far as armament went, were equally outclassed. Yet these brave fellows fought on and on, and even when the end came, and the shattered remnants of the so-called rebels took refuge in the King Country, the New Zealand Government, fearing to risk further war with the powerful Waikato tribes, resorted to what was called the blanket-and-sugar policy, rather than follow Te Kooti or demand his extradition from King Tawhiao, who at that time was just as independent of English rule as France was. The first fighting took place in 1860, and soon General Sir Duncan Cameron had over 1000 Imperial troops under his command, as well as an equal number of Colonial Militia and Irregulars, and also a powerful Naval Brigade. He had also a strong force of Artillery, and was well supplied with ammunition and stores of all kinds. Yet perhaps you will scarcely credit me when I tell you that never at any single moment had he more than 2000 natives in arms against him, and that he was never opposed in any single action by even 1000 men. It must be borne in mind that Sir Duncan’s force was one of the most powerful that England, up to that time, without the assistance of allies,[Pg 3] had ever put into the field; that the men who composed it were all of them good, seasoned men, many of them being veterans of the Crimea and Mutiny; that the Militia were highly trained, most of them old soldiers, under the command of ex-Imperial officers; that the Irregulars proved themselves to be second to none in the field, and that the natives only possessed old muskets and fowling-pieces. Now these numbers are staggering, but absolutely correct, as it is also that the above force made but small headway against this handful of savages; for although Sir Duncan forced his way into the Waikato and held a chain of forts there, yet on the west coast, especially in the districts of Taranaki and Wanganui, the settlers had to abandon their homesteads, the women and children being sent for safety to the South Island, and no man’s life was safe beyond rifle range of the forts. This was the state of New Zealand in 1866, after six years of incessant war, and it can only be accounted for in the following way:— To commence, the General and his officers were hidebound with the old traditions and maxims of the British army. They simply would not or could not adapt themselves to the exigencies or tactics of irregular warfare, nor could they be made to understand or believe that a regiment that could march in line like a brick wall might easily be worsted by a mob of savages in a New Zealand bush. Then again when attacking pahs: the General considered that the correct way to do so was, after a sharp bombardment, to rush the place with the bayonet. Who could imagine for a moment that natives[Pg 4] could hold their flimsy stockades against men who had stormed the Redan and taken Delhi at the point of the bayonet. Yet they did. Rangiriri was assaulted three times, and on each occasion, notwithstanding the splendid devotion and courage of our gallant Tommies, they were driven back with great loss. Yet on the following day the 180 defenders marched out and laid down their arms. Why? For three days they had been without one drop of water. The General knew they had no water, then why did he risk the lives of his splendid men by ordering futile assaults? Rangiriri took place in November 1863, and one would have thought that the General might have learned something, by its lesson, of the ways how best to deal with a Maori pah; but he had neglected to do so, for in April, the following year, he invested Orakau Pah, the defenders of which exhibited gallantry seldom equalled and never surpassed in all the annals of human warfare. Let me try and give you a brief account, as I heard it some years afterwards from the mouth of one of its defenders:

Camp Fire Yarns Of The Lost Legion The Original Classic Edition

Autore: G. Hamilton-browne
Editore: Tebbo
ISBN: 9781486482108
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Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, ereader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW. Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by G. Hamilton-Browne, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion: Look inside the book: "Our women left the pah for this purpose, and had been gone but a short time when they returned and told us that the soldiers would not allow them to pass, and that, on their insisting on doing so, telling the interpreter that there was no water or food in the pah and that they must get some, the mouth had told them that the big chief had given orders that no food or water should be carried into the pah and that if they passed through the soldiers they would be prevented from coming back. ...These men do not have the fine appearance of soldiers, but know more about war, and are greatly to be feared; for they did not wait to get each man into his right place, but attacked us each man as he could, and being, moreover, good fighting men, they killed many of us and delayedPg 17 us so much that the soldiers, having had time to regulate themselves, reached the hill almost as soon as we did.

The Lost Legion

Autore: William Andrew Robertson Chapin
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The Lost Legion

Autore: Nick Swyft
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ISBN: 9781542627757
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It is 74 BC and war rages in the east... Pompey Magnus holds sway in Rome, Caesar is beginning to make a name for himself, and in a few short months Crassus will face the slave army of Spartacus. But, in the east, Lucius Licinius Lucullus is fighting for Rome against the renegade King Mithradates. It is into this theatre that our hero Petro, a young soldier from a seaside town on the Neapolitan coast, finds himself, and he is in trouble almost from day one. He dreams of returning to his girl back home covered in glory, but on his first expedition his patrol are attacked by a tribe of nomads and all are killed while he flees for his life. He is found half-drowned the next day by the women of the tribe as they go to wash their clothes in a nearby river. It is only because the chief's daughter takes pity on him, and the mysterious prophesy of their tribal shaman, that he survives. Her friend Chione, whose husband was killed by the Romans, would have murdered him on the spot and takes every opportunity she can to exact her vengeance... Now his life is on a knife-edge, but he learns their language, their horse-riding skills and their culture as they deliberate his fate, thus unwittingly becoming a valuable asset to the army when, and if, he eventually returns. Pursued by Chione, he is almost killed by his own comrades, the High Priestess of the Snake cult and of course the King's army. Alone in a hostile world, despite the dubious support of a group of Amazons, can he survive to return home to his girl? And if he does will she still want him? And what did the Shaman's prophesy really mean? The Lost Legion is a thrilling historical tale that recreates and engrossing impression of life in ancient times. Praise for The Lost Legion 'Combine deft story-telling with a flair for historical detail.' - Richard Foreman Nick Swyft has been writing for over twenty years, mainly for his own pleasure and that of friends. Having won a number of prizes for his short stories, he decided to write a novel for a wider audience. The Lost Legion is intended to be the first of a trilogy following Petro's life to an explosive conclusion.

With The Lost Legion In New Ze

Autore: G. Hamilton-Browne
Editore: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781373163882
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The Eagle Of The Ninth

Autore: Rosemary Sutcliff
Editore: Oxford University Press - Children
ISBN: 0192732676
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The Eagle of the Ninth is one of the most celebrated children's books of the twentieth century and is now available for the first time in eBook format.

Lost Legion

Autore: Sean E Thomas
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1611600383
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Pulled from his honeymoon, Tlingit Alaska State Trooper Robert Sable investigates the murders of the governor's brother and the brother's friends. Clutched in the dead men's hands are gold coins imprinted with the likeness of Augustus Caesar. As Sable follows the clues, he realizes a myth Roman soldiers settled in Alaska more than 2,000 years ago may be true. Closing in, he comes face to face with the architect of the murders, a village chieftain who is a descendent of the Romans. The descendents have set into motion a plot to take over the halls of power in Washington, D.C. Even the current Alaskan governor unknowingly is being used as a pawn to achieve this aim. It is up to Sable to foil the plot and put the chief and his fellow conspirators behind bars.

The Lost Legion

Autore: Gustav Becvar
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Rudyard Kipling The Lost Legion

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As part of the Literature Network, Chris Beasley presents the full text of the English poem entitled "The Lost Legion." This poem was written by the Indian-born English author Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).