Here's a LINK to the poem in full:
FORD O' KABUL RIVER
...and here's a LINK to a very interesting page devoted to the tragic incident over at Garen Ewing's Second Anglo-Afghan War web-site:
THE INCIDENT THAT INSPIRED KIPLING'S POEM
Moving on to the matter at hand... for the last two months or so I've been working on the 6'x2' Kabul River board which -- hopefully in the not-too-distant future -- will lie on the far West edge of my 6'x12' lay-out for the Battle of Charasiab.
Considering how busy I've been with work and family, two months really isn't too bad. All that remains to complete it is gluing sand and pebbles onto the ground surface on either side of the river and then painting the board. Once that's done this board will have caught up with my previously built pair of 2'x2' Logar River boards, which will mean I'll FINALLY be able to mix and pour the resin and really finish these rivers!
Here's my usual overabundance of pics obsessively documenting the process of drawing, carving, framing, gluing, adding "rocky" wood-chips, and finally puttying the board...
(1) Consult Google Earth for map of Kabul River in the area of the Charasiab battlefield...