Tag Archives: Moveable Column

blog 317: cawnpore falls to blood in the water

June 26th Telegraph from Lawrence of short burst of telegraphic chatter that cannot be confirmed that Nana Sahib has guaranteed safe passage of Wheeler and his tiny band of Loyalists. Nana Sahib swears on the Holy Water of the Ganges. … Continue reading

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blog 311: a new addition to the tribe of nicholson

By late afternoon the hill tents were up and I was in my underwear, under my wicker cot as water was poured over sodden blankets to ooze over me. My temperature finally came down. 120 degrees is hard on the … Continue reading

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blog 310 : a most dreadful officer!

June 20th We have joined the Moveable Column at Jullunder in the north of the Punjab. Chamberlain has already secured Multan while Georgie Lawrence secures Rajasthan so I am to secure the northern cities of the Punjab as we arch … Continue reading

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blog 305: the knaves all outrank me!

Last telegraphic message and by now I am assuming it is bad. It is. Wheeler is surrounded and being attacked on all sides by mutineers led by Nana Sahib and commanded by ‘General’ Tope. Nana Sahib betrayed him over and … Continue reading

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blog 302: i heard a great song today

June 1st I heard a great song today! Over the telegraph! On the midday stop. We time the force march by telegraphic junctions so I can spend the afternoons briefing by conference telegraphing between bouts of laying under my sodden … Continue reading

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blog 300: in the nick of time

Apparently the Shadow of Allah on Earth, Emperor Zafar, has created an advisory counsel to guide him in his divine wisdom. Six Muslims. Then he appointed bureaucrats and administrators to replace butchered Douglas and his kafir staff. Muslims. The Chief … Continue reading

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