Havelock's Little Band: The Journal of an English Officer in the Indian Mutiny of 1857

Havelock's Little Band: The Journal of an English Officer in the Indian Mutiny of 1857

by Charles Napier North


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The long march to Lucknow

This is an excellent account of the Indian Mutiny as experienced by an officer of the Rifle Brigade who served with Havelock's Allahabad Moveable Column in 1857 on its march to Lucknow and in which he was closely associated with the 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) as a volunteer. Leonaur have retitled their edition of North's account, which was originally ambiguously published as, Journal of an English Officer in India. Havelock's 'little band,' as the author affectionately terms it, fought its way to Cawnpore and crossed the Ganges into Oude before taking part in the fierce fighting in and around Lucknow and contributing to the relief of the besieged garrison in the Residency. Those familiar with Indian Mutiny accounts know that memoirs tend to portray the terrible retribution exacted by the British and reveal fighting of the most brutal and merciless kind with little quarter asked or given.

Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

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ISBN-13: 9780857065629
Publisher: Oakpast
Publication date: 06/16/2011
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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