The recent operations of the British forces at Rangoon and Martaban. Thomas Turner Baker, Rev.
The recent operations of the British forces at Rangoon and Martaban
The recent operations of the British forces at Rangoon and Martaban

The recent operations of the British forces at Rangoon and Martaban

London: Thomas Hatchard, 1852. First edition, slim 8vo, pp. vii, [1], 78; lithograph frontispiece, 3 lithograph plates (2 folding); original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine; the binding a bit spotted and worn, but in all a good, sound copy, or better. A reliable eye-witness account of the first three months of the second Anglo-Burmese War by the late chaplin and naval instructor of the H.M.S. Fox who succumbed to cholera. Wikipedia notes: "In 1852, Commodore George Lambert was dispatched to Burma by Lord Dalhousie over a number of minor issues related to the Treaty of Yandabo between the countries. The Burmese immediately made concessions including the removal of a governor whom the Company made their casus belli. Lambert, described by Dalhousie in a private letter as the "combustible commodore," eventually provoked a naval confrontation in extremely questionable circumstances by blockading the port of Rangoon and seizing the King Pagan's royal ship and thus started the Second Anglo-Burmese War which ended in the Company annexing the province of Pegu and renaming it Lower Burma ... The first substantial blow ... was struck by the Company on 5 April 1852, when the port of Martaban was taken. Rangoon was occupied on the 12th and the Shwedagon Pagoda on the 14th, after heavy fighting, when the Burmese army retired northwards. Bassein was seized on 19 May, and Pegu was taken on 3 June..." Item #48307

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