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 (20/25)
Early in the game the 3rd Scinde Horse charge headlong into the their second column of brown-coated Afghan regular infantry, having already dispatched the first column. Though such reckless aggression would lead to their utter destruction (as well as that of their comrades-in-mounted-arms, the 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry), the devastation it wrought on the Afghan ranks would play a key role in securing a British victory...