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The Lost Possessions of England free pdf Excerpt from The Lost Possessions of England: Essays in Imperial History Neither the events here recorded, nor the similar events which are only alluded to, have influenced to any considerable extent the course of history. Their importance to us lies in the lessons which they enforce, and these are as easily deducible from the occupations here treated of as from double their number- it is a case where the half is greater than the whole: These lessons are: 1. The advantage to a sea Power like Great Britain of an extended Empire - an advantage very bluntly pointed out to Sir William Draper in the secret instructions furnished to that officer prior to his departure for Manila. 2. The value in Imperial policy of the sound business principle of not throwing away rubbish - as illustrated by Tangier and the present situation in Morocco. 3. The necessity of listening to the advice of the man on the spot - by not doing which we lost Java. 4. The paramount importance of studying local climatic conditions - a neglect of which precaution cost us five thousand men in Cuba. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Walter Frewen Lord
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330820630
EAN : 9781330820636
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 342 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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