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The Story of the Guides   By: (1859-1944)

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THE STORY OF THE GUIDES

BY

COL. G.J. YOUNGHUSBAND, C.B.

QUEEN'S OWN CORPS OF GUIDES AUTHOR OF "EIGHTEEN HUNDRED MILES ON A BURMESE TAT" "INDIAN FRONTIER WARFARE," "THE RELIEF OF CHITRAL" "THE PHILIPPINES AND ROUND ABOUT," ETC., ETC.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON 1908

Richard Clay and Sons, Limited, BREAD STREET HILL, E.C., AND BUNGAY, SUFFOLK.

First Edition, March 1908. Reprinted April 1908.

DEDICATED

BY SPECIAL PERMISSION

TO

HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII

COLONEL IN CHIEF

QUEEN'S OWN CORPS OF GUIDES

The Author's grateful thanks are due to the many past and present officers of the Guides who have helped him in this little book. And especially to General Sir Peter Lumsden and G.R. Elsmie, Esq., authors of Lumsden of the Guides ; and to the Memoirs of General Sir Henry Dermot Daly , written by his son, Major H. Daly.

G.J.Y.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I.

FIRST STEPS IN WAR.

Sir Henry Lawrence's idea Stocks and tunics A new departure Selection of title Duties Harry Lumsden His methods of training Baptism of fire A gallant exploit Working for the Sikhs Capture of Babuzai Death of Duffadar Fatteh Khan The spring of 1848 Guides unravel a plot General Khan Singh hanged The Maharani deported 1

CHAPTER II.

THE FIGHTING AROUND MOOLTAN AND AFTER.

The Insurrection at Mooltan Murder of Agnew and Anderson Herbert Edwardes's great achievement A guide or two with nerves of steel Siege of Mooltan Guides capture twelve guns Ressaldar Fatteh Khan, Khuttuk His historic charge With seventy men routs a brigade Arrival of Bombay troops Mooltan stormed and taken Lumsden attacks and annihilates Ganda Singh's force Battle of Gujrat Pursuit of the Sikhs End of Second Sikh War 18

CHAPTER III.

THE CAPTURE OF THE FORT OF GORINDGHAR.

The fort described Seventy two guns and a battalion of infantry British determine to capture it Rasul Khan and Guides' infantry sent in advance The strategy of the Subadar Effects an entry A day of anxiety Plans for the night The sudden onslaught Capture of the fort The Union Jack Rasul Khan's reward 31

CHAPTER IV.

ON THE FRONTIER IN THE 'FIFTIES.

Guides increased Fatteh Khan, Khuttuk, again The night attack Staunchly repulsed Thirty against two hundred With Sir Colin Campbell Nawadand The enemy attack in force A cavalry picquet Lieutenant Hardinge to the front His splendid charge with twenty men Hodson of Hodson's Horse Attack on Bori Lieutenant Turner's predicament Gallantry of Dr. Lyell Hodson's charge Celebrated spectators 39

CHAPTER V.

THE STORY OF DILAWUR KHAN.

Men accustomed to look after themselves Shooting for a vacancy in the Guides No fiddlers and washermen Rudyard Kipling's Bhisti The brave Juma decorated Enter Dilawur Khan A noted outlaw Lumsden pursues him They "talk things over" The outlaw enlists The goose step Dilawur the doctrinarian The sinking boat Nearly killed as a Kafir Becomes a Christian His last duty A brave but pathetic end 51

CHAPTER VI.

THE GREAT MARCH TO DELHI.

The Mutiny of the 55th Native Infantry Their tragic fate The Guides start for Delhi Daly's diary A fight by the way An average of twenty seven miles a day Arrival at Delhi Every officer killed or wounded first day The summer of '57 Return to the Frontier A warm welcome Three hundred and fifty out of six hundred left behind Complement of officers four times over killed or wounded 65

CHAPTER VII.

TWENTY YEARS OF MINOR WARS... Continue reading book >>




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