F'Queen N' H'Empire

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Trafford Publishing, 2003 - Fiction - 184 pages
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This book was not planned it just happened. When it occurred to me that I could write a poem describing the charge of the 24th Regiment of Foot of Chilianwala, just how was I to do it? I decided to write it as being related by a soldier who had participated int he charge against the Sikh guns. He speaks in the 'lingo' of some of the soldiers of my acquantance during my colour service in the British Army. I wrote the other poems in a similar style, with the exception of the recruiting serjeant in The Queen's Shilling, who speaks with the 'Midlands' dialect.

During Queen Victoria's long sixty-four year reign, there were constant military expeditions, campaigns and conflicts. Many caused the expansion of the empire, and many as result of that expansion. By European standards Great Britain had a very small standing army, but The Royal Navy was the world's largest. Britannia ruled the waves. Rather like the Roman legionaryies, the 'Tommies' of the period were professional and reliable. On many occasions they defeated the enemy although heavily outnumbered. Perhaps that explains why a relatively small regular army was so successful.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Regiments and Units Mentioned in the Book
11
Glossary
13
T Them Wot Writes
25
Th Queens Shilling
27
Glossary
28
The Queens Shilling
29
The Recruits
33
Dargai Tirah Expedition 189798
113
The Charge of the 21st Lancers at Omdurman 2nd September 1898
117
Glossary
118
The Charge of the 21st Lancers at Omdurman 2nd September 1898
119
The Guards
121
Glossary
123
The Guards
124
The Gurkhas
127

Glossary
34
The Recruits
35
Tommy
39
Glossary
40
Tommy
41
The Horficers
43
Glossary
44
The Horficers
45
The Battle of Chilianwala 2nd Sikh War 18481849
47
Glossary
49
The Battle of Chilianwala 2nd Sikh War 18481849 13th January 1849
50
Lord Cardigans Charge at Balaclava 25th October 1854
55
The Cavalry Division at Balaclava
57
Glossary
58
Lord Cardigans Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava Crimean War 25th October 1854
59
The Victoria Cross
63
Glossary
64
The Victoria Cross
65
The Mutiny in India May 1857December 1859
67
Glossary
69
The Mutiny in India May 1857December 1859
70
Isandhlwana 22nd January 1879
73
Glossary
74
Isandhlwana 22nd January 1879
75
Rorkes Drift 22nd January 1879
81
Glossary
82
Rorkes Drift 22 January 1879
83
The Death of Louis Napoleon The Prince Imperial of France Sunday 1st June 1879
87
Glossary
89
The Death of Louis Napoleon The Prince Imperial of France Sunday 1st June 1879
90
Kabul to Kandahar Second Afghan War 18781880
93
Glossary
95
Kabul to Kandahar 9th August 1st September
96
The Battle of Majuba Hill Transvaal 2627 February 1881
99
Glossary
101
The Battle of Majuba Hill Transvaal 2627 February 1881
102
Broken Square 12 March 1884
105
Glossary
107
Broken Square 12 March 1884
108
Dargai Tirah Expidition 18971898
111
Glossary
112
Glossary
128
The Gurkas
129
The Infantry
131
Glossary
132
Infantry
133
The Cavalry
135
Glossary
137
Cavalry
138
The Stores
141
Glossary
142
The Stores Commissariat and Transport Department
143
The Guns
145
Glossary
146
The Guns
147
The Sappers
149
Glossary
150
The Sappers
151
The Royal Marines
153
Glossary
155
Royal Marines
156
Battle Honours
159
Glossary
160
Battle Honours
161
The Royal Hospital Chelsea
165
Glossary
166
Th Royal ome f Squaddies
167
The Union Jack
169
Glossary
171
The Union Jack
172
A Song of Empire
175
The Death of Her Britannic Majesty the Queen Empress Victoria
177
Glossary
178
The Death of Her Britannic Majesty the Queen Empress Victoria
179
Last Post
183
Glossary
184
Last Post
185
Solger
189
Epilogue
191
Reflections
193
Bibliography
195
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