The Resource Hostage on the Yangtze : Britain, China, and the Amethyst Crisis of 1949

Hostage on the Yangtze : Britain, China, and the Amethyst Crisis of 1949

Label
Hostage on the Yangtze : Britain, China, and the Amethyst Crisis of 1949
Title
Hostage on the Yangtze
Title remainder
Britain, China, and the Amethyst Crisis of 1949
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1949, as the Chinese Civil War was about to enter its final, explosive stage, the small British frigate HMS Amethyst was sent on a dangerous mission up the Yangtze River to protect British citizens in Nanking. En route it was attacked by the Chinese Communists and held hostage on the river for several months before the crew managed to make a daring escape. The 'Amethyst' captured news headlines around the world and became an unlikely symbol of the cold war in Asia. This dramatic episode, hailed in the West as a triumph of the human spirit but bitterly condemned by the Chinese Co
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
327.51041
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS740.5 .G5 M87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Hostage on the Yangtze : Britain, China, and the Amethyst Crisis of 1949
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Gunboat Diplomacy; 2. Renewal of an Old Adventure; 3. Under Attack; 4. No Chance of an Understanding; 5. Mounting a Rescue Attempt; 6. Kerans Enters the Picture; 7. Youde's Mission; 8. Exploring Other Possibilities; 9. A Political Storm Is Brewing; 10. Opening Negotiations on the Yangtze; 11. More Questions Than Answers; 12. The Limitations of Naval Diplomacy; 13. Psychological Warfare; 14. Stalemate; 15. Escape in the Dark; 16. Aftermath; Appendixes; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn882769181
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612513218
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
08ad933c-92ae-4873-a2a0-fddd1c4c7943
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30601599
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882769181
  • pebc1612513212

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