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All the Countries Weve Ever Invaded view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler 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 a serious subject, which may not appeal to everyone There are not very many countries where British forces have not been involved in some way and some of them may 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 a serious subject, which may not appeal to everyone There are not very many countries where British forces have not been involved in some way and some of them may be new to you Some of them were humanitarian, some were not some were successful and some were disastrous Fewer of them were against the indigenous inhabitants than as adjuncts to some European war or dispute, usually against the French or Spanish.The parts I found most interesting were when, after outlawing the slave trade itself, Britain took on the role of trying to make others give it up too This is the equival Out Of 193 Countries That Are Currently UN Member States, We Ve Invaded Or Fought Conflicts In The Territory Of 171 That S Not Far Off A Massive, Jaw Dropping 90 Per Cent Not Too Many Britons Know That We Invaded Iran In The Second World War With The Soviets You Can Be Fairly Sure A Lot Iranians Do Or What About The Time We Arrived With Elephants To Invade Ethiopia Every Summer, Hordes Of British Tourists Now Occupy Corfu And The Other Ionian Islands Find Out How We First Invaded Them Armed With Cannon Instead Of Camera And Set Up The United States Of The Ionian Islands Think The Philippines Have Always Been Outside Our Zone Of Influence Think Again Read The Surprising Story Of Our Eighteenth Century Occupation Of Manila And How We Demanded A Ransom Of Millions Of Dollars For The City This Book Takes A Look At Some Of The Truly Awe Inspiring Ways Our Country 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 We Re A Stroppy, Dynamic, Irrepressible Nation And This Is How We Changed The World, Often When It Didn T Ask To Be Changed 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 a pretty depressing subject quite fun to read.As mentioned before the A Z layout makes it hard to track a narrative through the regions in longer sessions, but the a 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 a prett I m not exactly sure why this book has such a low rating It s not supposed to be comprehensive it s a bathroom reader and it does that job very well There are some minor mistakes which should have been fixed in editing and the maps in the back of the Intended as an overview or introduction, and as such it works very well The entries are brief, and there is not a lot of detail, but the author manages to pack quite a bit in there and certainly enough to spark the reader s interest enough to pursue the This is a fantastic book that gives you short and precise information about when and how the countries around the world were invaded I liked that Laycock didn t overload me with information and managed to keep it light hearted and fun. This was a really fun book to read over multiple days, and I learned a lot of things I didn t previously know about British military history I was inclined to give this book only 1 star, as the author s prose and writing transitions are weak and his analysis fairly 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, e.g Fighting in France and Belgium during WWI was mostly a hugely grim experience, but at least there weren t that many crocodiles around He has an eye for memorable na I was inclined to give this book only 1 star, as the author s prose and writing transitions are weak and his analysis fairly 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, e.g Fighting in France and Belgium during WWI was mostly a hugely grim experience, but at least there weren t that many crocodiles around He has an eye for memorable names and titles, as in this sentence on Bhutanese political 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.

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