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Media Illustrations

Check out the Media for illustrations about John Nicholson. I am uploading them slowly but I hope you will enjoy them all! Check out the Victorian blogs of John Nicholson of India, John Nicholson Political Officer, and John Nicholson and … Continue reading

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blog 324: dar ul harb means war on us. they started it! we will finish it

July 11th The Savior of Delhi, Brigadier General Bakht Khan, side by side his hoity-toity holy man, spent the day in Delhi in a big Wahhabi powwow. There are continuous cries of ‘Deen! Deen!’ and also ‘Islam ka bolbala’ ie … Continue reading

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blog 373: editor’s note

Editor’s Note: John Nicholson was wounded  in the first hours of the Battle of Delhi. He was cut off from his men but discovering that the Corp of Guides, Henry’s Boys, were pinned down in the killing zone, tried to reach … Continue reading

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blog 372: perhaps my last words

September 14th 3:00 AM No response from Delhi. I dress and drink some hot chai and then pack my ammo and water and emergency rations. I embrace my Indian Family. “Brothers! If the Military Police do not contact the persons … Continue reading

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blog 371: hawa khana the magical moment of twilight

It was twilight. People in Delhi called it the magic hour. Hawa Khana. The ‘Breathing of the Air’ when hot Delhi suddenly turned cool. Once, old Sir Ochterlony would ride out on his elephant with a parade of 13 elephants … Continue reading

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blog 370: no word from anyone

September 13th Church services on the Ridge for the devout. Ditto Sikh services. Ditto Hindu services. Ditto Sufi services. I attend a Sikh service and a tiny Shiva Lingayat Service. Freddy says the Christian services are all kirk doom and … Continue reading

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blog 369: no surrender — god help us!

September 12th The guns of the batteries have formally commenced full volume assault on the city of Delhi. I set up a continuous delivery of munitions as the artillery commanders time their volleys for maximum destruction. The railroad tracks created … Continue reading

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