The History of General Sir Charles Napier's Conquest of Scinde

The History of General Sir Charles Napier's Conquest of Scinde

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... English banner, and drew a. sword as sharp as ever struck beneath that honoured symbol! CHAPTER III. OUTHRAM's peevish voice of folly was now stifled by the sound of gathering armies, a sound heard by all but him: it caused such terror that guides and villagers who had hitherto been zealous in the British interests fled dismayed; they knew what a strength of battle was pouring down, and being ignorant of the power which genius and discipline conferred, fled from what they thought a doomed force. The signing of the treaty on the 12th was by the General regarded as a mockery, even as the Ameers did when they got it back to tear in pieces. War was certain. But the universal terror made it diflicult to discover what he was to fight. He knew that Roostum's seven thousand men were moving from Khoonhera, on the left, to unite in his rear with ten thousand Chandians who had recently crossed the Indus. Many thousands of the Rins, a very powerful tribe, were said to be following the Chandians; the Murrees and other hill tribes were also coming down; and Shere Mohamed of Meerpoor, though in no manner menaced or even mentioned in the new treaty, was advancing towards Hydrabad with ten thousand warriors. The Ameers, he knew, counted on having-sixty thousand fighting-men on the field of battle by the morning of the 18th, but where that field of battle was, or by what roads the men were to be brought together he had not yet ascertained. ' Should he yield to the disproportion of force and, breaking through the Chandians and Khoonhera people, regain Roree? He would be followed by the whole of the Belooch army, harassed day and night, and perhaps forced to fight at last on unfavourable ground, and with a retreating dispirited force; he more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818148
  • 9781236818140