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 (16/25)
The view from above as the reserve infantry and cavalry advance into the Ghazis. By this point these Ghazis had taken more casualties and survived more break tests than any troops known to mankind, consistently rolling elevens or twelves on 2xD6 when the only way to survive was to roll an eleven or twelve... until after something like 5 or 6 turns of continuous punishment by rifle fire, artillery fire and finally the cold steel of bayonets and sabers, they broke and ran...