With the Cavalry to Afghanistan: The Experiences of a Trooper of H. M. 4th Light Dragoons During the First Afghan War (Paperback)

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Up the Indus to Ghuznee and Kabul

William Taylor, the author of this book, was a trooper in H.M 4th Light Dragoons in India as the campaign began to place Shah Shuja on the throne of Afghanistan. The Afghan people rejected the choice of the Imperial interlopers and preferred their own choice, Dost Mohammed. So the stage was set for the First Afghan War and one of Britain's most catastrophic military disasters. Taylor takes on the campaign of the Indus from the horse soldiers perspective. It was a hot, dusty affair of battle, sniping from hidden tribesmen, the storming of citadels and the knife in the dark within a harsh and uncompromising land. A must for all those interested in warfare in Afghanistan and the British Army on campaign during the Victorian era.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781846775673
ISBN-10: 1846775671
Publisher: Leonaur Ltd
Publication Date: December 19th, 2008
Pages: 124
Language: English