Tag Archives: Lucknow

blog 338: nana sahib gets his 21 gun salute for being a stooge

Telegraphic chatter reports that Lucknow entertained the exiled Nana Sahib. Not in style however. No 21 gun salute. No grand durbar. The Begum Regent gave Nana Sahib a measly 11 gun salute and no reception whatsoever. Poor Nana Sahib. He … Continue reading

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blog 330: are the whores scared yet?

July 20th Lucknow. Telegraph reports a major push to take the Regency at last, led by the Vice Regent of Allah personally, all 300 pounds of lard. Repelled. The Regency simply refuses to surrender. After Cawnpore why should they believe … Continue reading

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blog 320: 300 pounds of lard

July 4th I pull myself together I must! Today is a big smallpox inoculation drive. A third of the column. I bait it with the offer of a week free of marching or fighting. Big armies mean big outbreaks of … Continue reading

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blog 318: the man I loved most in the world is dead

June 30th Lucknow Residency telegraphs it is besieged. 3000 Loyalists. But only some 900 Europeans are actual soldiers along some actual 700 Indian soldiers. The rest are civilians, technical people, pundits, civil servants, wounded, or the sick. The Rebels number … Continue reading

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