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On the Irrawaddy, A Story of the First Burmese War

Gelesen von Mike Harris

(4,671 Sterne; 70 Bewertungen)

With the exception of the terrible retreat from Afghanistan, none of England's many little wars have been so fatal--in proportion to the number of those engaged--as our first expedition to Burma. It was undertaken without any due comprehension of the difficulties to be encountered, from the effects of climate and the deficiency of transport; the power, and still more the obstinacy and arrogance of the court of Ava were altogether underrated; and it was considered that our possession of her ports would assuredly bring the enemy, who had wantonly forced the struggle upon us, to submission. Events, however, proved the completeness of the error. The Burman policy of carrying off every boat on the river, laying waste the whole country, and driving away the inhabitants and the herds, maintained our army as prisoners in Rangoon through the first wet season; and caused the loss of half the white officers and men first sent there. The subsequent campaign was no less fatal and, although large reinforcements had been sent, fifty percent of the whole died; so that less than two thousand fighting men remained in the ranks, when the expedition arrived within a short distance of Ava. Not until the last Burmese army had been scattered did the court of Ava submit to the by no means onerous terms we imposed.

(8 hr 47 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface

2:49

Read by Mike Harris

01 - A New Career

30:27

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02 - The Outbreak of War

29:16

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03 - A Prisoner

30:35

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04 - A Ruined Temple

29:07

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05 - With Brigands

29:15

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06 - Among Friends

28:40

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07 - On The Staff

28:33

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08 - The Pagoda

28:41

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09 - Victories

29:37

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10 - The Advance

30:19

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11 - Donabew

29:12

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12 - Harry Carried Off

28:44

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13 - Preparing a Rescue

28:40

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14 - In The Temple

29:22

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15 - The Attack

30:16

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16 - Rejoining

30:20

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17 - The Pride of Burma Humbled

30:19

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18 - In Business Again

22:48

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Bewertungen

informative

(5 Sterne)

Mike Harris was born to read Henty.

One of my favotite G.A. Henty books!

(5 Sterne)

Great book!

Loved it

(5 Sterne)

So very well Read. I enjoy all the history of the British campaign and all the hardships the British army had to go through. Fantastic book.

on the Irrawaddy, a story of the First Burmese War

(5 Sterne)

Absolutely enjoyed this book. Highly recommend, like all other books by mr. G.A. Henry. It was a joy to listen to the narrator! Thank you, LibriVox 🙏

(5 Sterne)

one of my favorite Henty books. this reading is one of the best on librivox too!

(5 Sterne)

Excellent Book Special thanks to Mike Harris for an excellent reading

(5 Sterne)

This is an Excellent Book . Special Thanks to the reader

fascinating

(5 Sterne)

Great Reading and voice. Also well recorded.