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.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hyderabad Contingent pictures

Well, now there is a THIRD -- and 2 versions of it, one full figure, the other close-up. Here is a very recent addition to my ever-so-slight but still existent "Hyderabad Contingent" pictures collection -- a beautiful color print of a "Camel Gunner" from the Nizam's 3rd Regiment of Cavalry. The book it's in showed up today and when I opened it up this picture was on the first page I saw, so I felt I needed to post it here, for Don Sebastian's sake. Don, if you do visit and enjoy the view, do me a favor and please leave a comment on this post if you can.

Only two, from the 1840's but I'm posting both -- one from W. Y. Carman's INDIAN ARMY UNIFORMS UNDER THE BRITISH FROM THE 18TH CENTURY TO 1947 - CAVALRY (1961) and one from ARTILLERY, ENGINEERS AND INFANTRY (1969) -- for Don Sebastian from TMP, who is looking for info on the Nazim of Hyderabad's troops during the Indian Mutiny:

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