All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never

All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To Packed with thought provoking and intriguing facts, an entertaining look at the UK s imperial past as you ve never seen it before Out ofcountries that are currently UN member states, the UK has invaded or fought conflicts in the territory ofThat s not far off a massive, jaw droppingpercent Not too many Britons know that the UK invaded Iran in World War II with the Soviets You can be fairly sure a lot Iranians do Or what about the time they arrived with elephants to invade Ethiopia Every summer, hordes of British tourists now occupy Corfu and the other Ionian islands Find out how they first invaded them armed with cannons instead of cameras and set up the United States of the Ionian Islands Think the Philippines have always been outside their zone of influence Think again Read the surprising story of their th century occupation of Manila and how they demanded a ransom of millions of dollars for the city This book takes a look at some of the truly awe inspiring ways the UK has been a force, for good and for bad, right across the world A lot of people are vaguely aware that a quarter of the globe was once pink, but that s not even half the story They re a dynamic and irrepressible nation, and this is how they changed the world, often when it didn t ask to be changed

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10 thoughts on “All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To

  1. says:

    Reading this book was an absolutely horrible experience.Not only is this historian doing history in an embarrassingly amateurish way, but his entire take on Britain s colonial endeavours is painfully shallow and so old fashioned as to be positively distasteful.He seems to be aware of that, for he is incessantly

  2. says:

    I was inclined to give this book only 1 star, as the author s prose and writing transitions are weak and his analysis shallow Laycock has some difficulty seeing the forest of British imperialism for the trees of military history But some of the trees are fascinating Laycock includes here some mildly amusing jokes

  3. says:

    This wasn t great, so I ll keep this short the book seems to trivialise imperialism and is littered with bad jokes and in various places suggests strange reasons for our invasions, including things like weather.Could be an interesting topic area to cover but obviously it is far too broad to be covered in just over

  4. says:

    This is what my grandmother would probably call a loo book It s a very short chapter on every country that the UK has invaded how we invaded it, what happened, and in most cases when we lost interest in it As such, it s rather bitty, isn t a good long read, and is one of those books best left in the bathroom for a qu

  5. says:

    When I saw the title of this book I thought it d be about the reasons for invading various countries and the consequences of the invasions Well, I was wrong It s about random people that invaded random countries as the countries are listed alphabetically, which sounds ridiculous, but it is just as well for the ridiculo

  6. says:

    Good read, just the right level of detail to inspire other readers to dig a little deeper into some of these forgotten aspects of British history.

  7. says:

    Misleading title

  8. says:

    The only thing I can say in defense of the author is that he did explain what his definition of country and invasion are in the introduction The book is very poorly written, in terms of style the biggest hangup for me is that the author tries to be funny in the obnoxious kind of way only a loud drunken lad on holiday would f

  9. says:

    After reading the Scramble for Africa , this A Z through all the countries Britain has invaded was comparative light relief The narrator is clearly aiming at a British audience constantly using we when speaking about the Brits , and he rushes through 170 countries with a light hearted tone that serves to make what is otherwise

  10. says:

    The author has done a lot of research for this book, which gives brief details of British military involvement around the world from Roman times to the near present day He gives us that research in an entertaining and digestible way and the book is surprisingly short and readable The style is quite whimsical for what is actually

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