Above is a pic of Lt. Colonel James Galbraith, Regimental Colour in hand, alongside Bobbie the regimental dog and some of the other "Last Eleven" survivors of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment, making their last stand in one of the walled gardens just South of Khig village, a few miles West of the Afghan town of Maiwand.
Monday, October 25, 2010
PACIFICON cont'd (10/25)
Early in the game the pair of RHA Rifled Muzzle Loaders open fire as 1st Bombay Grenadiers approach from just behind them, led by Brigadier General Burrows, Brigade Commander, himself. Behind the Grenadiers is the thin line of Bombay Sappers & Miners, to the left of the Sappers are the pair of 6lb. Smoothbore guns, in front of the smoothbores, already hunkered down in the center nullah, are Jacob's Rifles. In the far distant background on the left is the combined infantry reserve.