Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

8/7/2006

History repeats in Afghanistan

ON January 13, 1842, a lookout on the walls of Jalalabad fort spotted a lone horseman weaving towards the British outpost on a dying horse.
Part of the rider’s skull had been removed by an Afghan sword; his life had been saved only by the copy of Blackwood’s Magazine that he had stuffed into his hat to stave off the intense cold. The magazine blunted the blow. for more click here

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