On Secret Service East of Constantinople: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire

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Oxford University Press, 1995 - 431 ページ
Under the banner of a Holy War, masterminded in Berlin and unleashed from Constantinople, the Germans and the Turks set out in 1914 to foment violent revolutionary uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. It was a new and more sinister version of the old Great Game, with world domination as its ultimate aim.

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LIKE HIDDEN FIRE: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire

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Another charge through the imperial past as Hopkirk deftly marshals facts, larger-than-life characters, and sweeping battles to demonstrate how close the Germans and their Turkish allies came to ... レビュー全文を読む

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Peter Hopkirk has written extensively on the efforts of the British Empire to maintain its control of the Indian subcontinent from incursions from the north and west. In Like Hidden Fire, he traces ... レビュー全文を読む

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著者について (1995)

PETER HOPKIRK is the author of Like Hidden Fire: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire, Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa, and two other books. A staff writer for the Times of London for nineteen years, five as its chief reporter, he is a Middle and Far East specialist.

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