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 (18/25)
En route to immortal glory (as well as utter destruction) the 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry -- already disordered (note yellow pipe-cleaner) and marked with 2 casualty figures -- engage the second or third enemy unit of the day, Tribal irregulars who are themselves also marked with 2 casualties. I believe the Indian horsemen won this one and then were done away with via Afghan rifle and/or artillery fire soon after...