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 (24/25)

The table is set, the Anglo-Indian brigade in place but the Afghans -- so many, MANY Afghans -- will take a bit longer to lay out...

The gentleman at the lower left corner of the table (whose name I sadly can't remember!) was my cavalry sub-commander, whose consummate dash and unbridled aggression contributed so much to the British victory...

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