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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; Reprint edition (1 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750952121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750952125
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
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Some of the places we need to invade are hard to get at. Some are also extremely hard to spell. --Robert Crampton - The Times

[This] study shows [Britain's] true global reach was far more extensive than maps would suggest. --Ryan Kisiel - The Daily Mail

Britain has invaded all but 22...several offer inviting pretexts for a little light invading. Paraguay, I'm told, is lovely at this time of year. --Samuel Muston - The Independent

About the Author

STUART LAYCOCK is an author and historian. He studied Classics at Jesus College, Cambridge, and has written a number of history books including Britannia: The Failed State (nominated for Current Archaeology Book of the Year), Warlords: The Struggle for Power in Post-Roman Britain, and UnRoman Britain: Exposing the Myth of Britannia (described in The Sunday Times as thrillingly provocative ). From looking at people invading Britain, he now turns his attention to Britain invading other people.


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Great read, all the 'glorious days of EMPIRE believers' and all the 'union jack' wavers should read this book. It is very enlightening.
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Very interesting.
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This is a hugely entertaining book, which can be read in bite-sized chunks as it's thoughtfully divided into each country that British troops have invaded/fought in. The tone is very down to Earth and the author is not afraid to admit when we engaged in less than morally upright behaviour (yes, Opium Wars, we're looking at you). In fact, the only thing stopping me giving the work 5 stars is what I fully accept to be a pet hate of mine. I appreciate that Mr Laycock was, by necessity, restricted by the terms he could use, in order to avoid repetition, but I absolutely detest the word "Brit", an Americanism which has been thrust upon us in recent years. To my horror, most people seem happy to accept, and use, the loathsome expression. Well, I may be a stubborn old fogey (I'm 48) but I'm a Briton, and proud of it. I accept that it might seem trivial to many, and I'm sorry. It's a cracking book, though, filled with fascinating detail, much of which does not appear to be commonly known. And the humour is great.
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Interested in history. This book will give you a concise knowledge of many countries especially if used in conjunction with using Wikipedia.
Take up or put down refer to specific areas.
I would recommend to young people who seek information on geography and history. Well written with some wit.
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A really interesting and very well set out book, love the way the author has organised the book by country and talks about the less known wars, I am really enjoying it!
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I enjoyed this book, it can be read from cover to cover or you can keep in on the shelf and dip into it as and when required. The book doesn't go into any great detail on the events that it mentions but then that is taken for granted as this is a simple overview of the situation and the reader can always read other boooks to find a fuller expenation of the events discribed. Well worth the time to read.
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Superficial and Tibet ( invaded 1904) was not and is not in China
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A gift for a friend
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