The Military Operations at Cabul
The Retreat and Destruction of the British Army, 1842Book - 2005
Independent Publishing Group
Largely written while the author was being held as a hostage by the Afghan leader Mahomed Akber Khan, along with his family and several other British officers and their families, The Military Operations at Cabul is an account of the tragedy and destruction which overtook the British army during the First Afghan War. Recounting only the events which he himself witnessed or of which he had eyewitness testimony, Eyre provides a detailed and moving description of the misfortunes of the British forces and the indiscriminate slaughter of the retreating column by their enemies, as well as a unique account of the harrowing conditions and distressing treatment that were inflicted on the British hostages by their Afghan captors. This is a unique and compelling testimony of events that shocked the greatest Empire on earth to its core.
Publisher: Stroud : Nonsuch, 2005
Description: 237 p. ; 20 cm
Branch Call Number: 958.103 Eyr