Bayonets to Lhasa
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In 1904, 3,000 British soldiers, aided by 7,000 sherpas and led by the explorer Francis Younghusband, marched on the Tibetan capital Lhasa during the power struggle with Russia known as the Great Game. The invasion came to an ignominious end, defeated by poorly armed Tibetans and the distant machinations of London and Peking. First published in 1961, this classic history brings vividly to life a forgotten episode of British imperial history.