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Author Sale, Florentia Wynch, 1790-1853.

Title A journal of the First Afghan War / Lady Florentia Sale ; edited by Patrick Macrory ; [with a new introduction by Jane Robinson].

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  958.103 Sa32j 2002    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xxiii, 186 pages : illustrations, map, plan ; 20 cm
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Note Originally published in 1843 under title: A journal of the disasters in Afghanistan, 1841-2.
"William Brydon's Account from memory and memoranda made on arrival of the retreat from Cabool in 1842": pages 160-168.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 180) and index.
Summary "The First Afghan War of 1838-1842 witnessed one of the greatest defeats ever inflicted upon the British Army by an Asian enemy. This was the Retreat from Kabul." "On 6 January 1842, a force that with its followers numbered some 16,000 marched from Kabul under an illusory safe conduct; one week later Surgeon William Brydon rode alone into Jellalabad - the only British survivor. Men, women, and children lay dead along the ninety mile route, some killed by the ruthless Afghan enemy, the rest frozen to death in the snow. Of all the participants in the tragedy none has told the story better than Florentia, Lady Sale." "Her journal begins in September 1841 when, as wife of the second-in-command at Kabul, the position of the British was menaced both by Afghan intrigue and by the incompetence of their own command. Held captive by the Afghans for nine months Florentia Sale underwent the dangers of the siege, witnessed battle and murder, was exposed to burning heat and freezing cold, and experienced the terror of incessant earthquakes. Dubbed 'the Grenadier in Petticoats' by her husband's fellow officers, Florentia Lady Sale was both a heroine and a force to be reckoned with."--Jacket.
Contents Foreword / Jane Robinson -- Lady Sale's Journal -- Cabul -- The Retreat from Cabul -- The Captivity -- Doctor Brydon's Ride: William Brydon's Account ... of the Retreat from Cabool in 1842 -- Lady Sale's 'Vocabulary of ... Oriental words ... ' -- List of Casualties and Prisoners -- Lieutenant Eyre's Plan of the Kabul Cantonments -- The retreat from Kabul to Jellalabad.
Subject Sale, Florentia Wynch, 1790-1853.
Afghan Wars.
Afghanistan -- History -- 19th century.
Afghanistan -- History -- British Intervention, 1838-1842.
Sale, Florentia Wynch, 1790-1853 (OCoLC)fst01899076
British Intervention (Afghanistan : 1838-1842) (OCoLC)fst01907456
Afghan Wars. (OCoLC)fst00798940
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Macrory, Patrick Arthur, 1911-1993.
Sale, Florentia Wynch, 1790-1853. Journal of the disasters in Afghanistan, 1841-2.
Brydon, William, 1811-1873. Account from memory and memoranda made on arrival of the retreat from Cabool in 1842.
ISBN 0192803905

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