Tag Archives: Nana Sahib

blog 339: a shining prince and a man on a donkey

August 1st Scindia of Gwalior is besieged by the mutineers of Indore and Bhopal, over 1000 raving Ghazi Jihadists, 1300 deluded sepoys, and 7 field guns and a delusional nutter in command . This is on top of regiments of … Continue reading

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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 336 : nana sahib plays his jihad card

Bengal Army units and the native Muslims populated the Rebel cause. The Hindus howled for protection to the Rajah and interesting, to the British to stop ‘what happened such as before’. The original reign of Islamic Terror by Tipu Sultan … Continue reading

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blog 327: cawnpore

July 17th Late telegraph. Cawnpore. ‘Havelock’s men have captured Cawnpore. The Rebel leaders have fled. A small bibighur has been found. ‘Looks like a Muslim slaughter house. Blood and flesh an inch thick on the ground. Well outside. Filled to … Continue reading

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blog 324: how can we even talk of retreat now?

Telegraph chatter reports great victory by Havelock, a grizzled old soldier of embarrassing age, over the Rebels. The so called self appointed ‘General’ Tatya Tope along with the brother of Nana Sahib and their raving Rebels met Havelock and his … 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 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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