Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine: A Monthly Journal Devoted to All Subjects Connected with Her Majesty's Land and Sea Forces, Volume 8

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W.H. Allen & Company, 1888 - Military art and science
 

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Page 296 - I don't beat my drums here to ensnare or inveigle any man ; for you must know, gentlemen, that I am a man of honour ; besides, I don't beat up for common soldiers — no, I list only grenadiers — grenadiers, gentlemen.
Page 182 - Soon all the rearguard and heavy guns were inside our position; and then ensued a scene which baffles description. For eighty-seven days the Lucknow garrison had lived in utter ignorance of all that had taken place outside. Wives who had long mourned their husbands as dead, were again restored to them; others, fondly looking...
Page 297 - Then let us fill a bumper, and drink a health to those Who carry caps and pouches, and wear the looped clothes. May they and their commanders live happy all their years, With a tow, row, row, row, row, row, row, for the British grenadiers 1 ANONYMOUS.
Page 182 - Once fairly SEEN, all our doubts and fears regarding them were ended: and then the garrison's long pent-up feelings of anxiety and suspense burst forth in a succession of deafening cheers; from every pit, trench, and battery — from behind the sand-bags piled on shattered houses — from every post still held by a few gallant spirits, rose cheer on cheer — even from the hospital!
Page 94 - The attack of the infantry now commenced, and the roll of fire from this powerful arm soon convinced the Sikh army that they had met with a foe they little expected...
Page 181 - Once fairly seen, all our doubts and fears regarding them were ended : and then the garrison's long pent-up feelings of anxiety and suspense burst forth in a succession of deafening cheers. From every pit, trench, and battery — from behind the sandbags piled on shattered houses — from every post still held by a few gallant spirits, rose cheer on cheer. Even from the hospital many of the wounded crawled forth to join in that glad shout of welcome to those who had so bravely come to our assistance.
Page 175 - The enemy have followed us up, and we have now been besieged for four hours, and shall probably to-night be surrounded. The enemy are very bold, and our Europeans very low. I look on our position now as ten times as bad as it was yesterday ; indeed, it is very critical. We shall be obliged to concentrate if we are able. We shall have to abandon much supplies, and to blow up much powder. Unless we are relieved quickly, say in ten or fifteen days, we shall hardly be able to maintain our position.

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