Tag Archives: Mutiny of 1857

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 352: bakht’s best friend — not!

August 24th One of Hobson’s finest spies, a bold and brilliant man named Gauri Shankar Sukul of the Trojan Horse known as the bogus Haryana Regiment has delivered a brilliant forgery purportedly proving that ‘Brigadier General’ Bakht Khan has contacted … 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 295: mr berserker is back being mr policeman

We are doing standard police work. Peshawar’s criminals never sleep. I am teaching little Freddy Roberts the basics of policing. “Law and order breaks down in wars and civil wars and rebellions and this year will be a bugger. And … Continue reading

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