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A Narrative Of The Siege Of Delhi

Auhtor: Charles John Griffiths

Language: english
Published: 1910

Genres:

history,  war
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Review by A. Dent, November 2009


Rating: (****)
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Narrative Of The Siege Of Delhi':

... through the streets of the city in pursuit of plunder. Great danger and possible annihilation of the small army would result were these precautions ...
... ranks-the Ensign five shares, Lieutenant six and a half, Captain eleven and a half, and so in proportion among the higher grade of officers, while ...
... large stores of money, chiefly sicca or native rupees, while in the houses of Hindoos, in portions of the walls which sounded hollow under the blow ...
... to the troops implicit confidence in the loyalty of the sepoys mismanagement of the Mutiny his measures for the safety of Ferozepore. Innes, ...
... made prisoners. Meantime the regiment stood under arms in line, and another company was sent to reinforce the men in the fort. Amid great excitement, ...
... quietly in the country during the night without one sepoy showing any mutinous disposition. In the early morning, without molesting their English officers, ...
... evidence was most clear as to the heinous offences of mutiny and rebellion with regard to all these men, and they were accordingly found guilty. ...
... we were able to keep pretty cool but, sad to say, soon after our arrival in the station that terrible scourge cholera broke out in our ranks, and in ...
... and destroyed by the sepoys. A canal which supplied us with water from the Jumna ran round the ridge past the suburb of Kishenganj into the city, and ...
... chatting together, and making as much sport out of the novel business as though they were shooting at birds in the branches of a tree. How the native ...
... since leaving Meerut. He was known to most of the regiments in camp, and would attach himself to one or the other on the occasion of a fight, dealing ...
... of two and three hundred together. [Illustration: FROM THE SMALL PICKET, SABZI MANDI, LOOKING TOWARDS KISHENGANJ.]. I was amused on this day, ...
... to this day is, worshipped by these rude mountaineers under the title of Nikul Seyn. Spare in form, but of great stature, his whole appearance and ...
... them in the deadly struggle. No quarter should be given to the mutineers at the same time, for the sake of humanity and the honour of the country they ...
... heroism almost without a parallel in the annals of the British army. In broad daylight, a small band of heroes advanced to almost certain death but ...
... can control be maintained except by men of extraordinary resolution. The veterans of the European regiments composing the Delhi army on the day of ...
... buildings where they had taken refuge and quickly put to death. Two hundred and thirty-two guns fell into our hands, besides piles of shot and shell ...
... done must have amounted to thousands of pounds. We were quite alone in most streets deserted and silent, they resembled a city of the dead on ...
... when they saw us approaching. Interference or remonstrance with these men would have been useless, if not dangerous in their excited state they were ...
... a certain number of cattle, and sell the same to indemnify me for the losses I had sustained. These orders being unfulfilled, the cattle were sold, ...