Signal Catastrophe. The story of the Disastrous Retreat from Kabul.


This book describes the folly and cowardice that marked the First Afghan War of 1840,and of how some 4’500 fighting men women and children and camp followers were completely wiped out literally to one man,including a complete regiment of the 44th of foot at Gandamack,during the retreat of the British army from Khabul to Jalalabad,a distance of some 90 miles through the Kyber Pass,in the freezing cold of the Afghan winter of 1842,and only one man got through,a doctor named Brydon.

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H/b in nice clean boards,with some slight corner wear,in a reasonable illustrated d/w,with some fadeing to the edges and spine and some slight wear to spine ends.Size 9×6 pp 288,inc,index,illustrated with some portraites and reproduced artists pictures,page maps.No foxing,staining,perhaps a little age-browned in the prelims.Otherwise internally clean and bright throughout.


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