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.
Friday, May 27, 2011
LINK to art from the Second Afghan War
I posted this same link on TMP a few days ago, so many who visit this blog may have already visited the site and seen the pictures in question, for which I apologize! But someone suggested I put the link up here too, and I thought it wasn't a bad idea, so now it's here as well.
The link is to a set of 5 pages, each with a mix of 6 hand-colored woodcuts and lithographs, all 30 of which are for sale by STOREY'S LTD., a venerable London print & map shop.
Most were done as illustrations for contemporary newspaper articles. A couple date from the First Afghan War of 1839-1842, but the vast majority are from the Second Afghan War.
If you're a devotee of the period you will probably be familiar with some of them, but there are many I've never seen before, so chances are you will find something new as well. I certainly hope so!
If interested, please click on the link here: