Monthly Archives: January 2017

THE REDOUBTABLE HARRY SMITH FACES THE SAVAGE SIKHS AT ALIWAL!

THE TURNING POINT OF THE FIRST ANGLO-SIKH WAR COMES AT ALIWAL; AS SIR HARRY SMITH FIGHTS THE PERFECT BATTLE, AND THE 16th LANCERS RIDE TO GLORY. Following humiliation in the First Afghan War (1839 to 1842), British prestige was badly … Continue reading

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ZULU: DEATH AND REDEMPTION IN THE AFRICAN SUN

On 11 January 1879, a British Army crossed the Buffalo River, the boundary between the British Natal province and the independent native African kingdom of the Zulus. After the refusal by the Zulu king Cetshwayo of an insulting British ultimatum, … Continue reading

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A “MOST SAVAGE BATTLE”: ABU KLEA, 1885

ln 1881, in the Sudan, a leader emerged from out of the sands of the desert. He was a man of the desert; a mystic and a man of God. His name was Muhammad Ahmad and claimed to be the … Continue reading

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THE THIN RED LINE BREAKS AT NEW ORLEANS!

“OLD HICKORY” SHATTERS THE BRITISH ATTEMPT TO CONTROL THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI AT NEW ORLEANS; AND SAVES THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES! The War of 1812* was a mere sideshow for the British, desperately committed as they were … Continue reading

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MASSACRE IN THE PASS: ELPHINSTONE’S DISASTER!

Foolish political policies and military incompetence lead to bloody disaster for the British in the First Afghan War! In 1876, George Armstrong Custer and some 268 some members of the US Army’s 7th cavalry were “massacred” in battle against native … Continue reading

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