THE FIRST SIKH WAR 1845~1846
Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:14 PM
Greatly enjoying the next chapter in your history lessons mate. Can you discuss a bit the weapons used by the opposing sides? I think the Brits were still using the Brown Bess but I believe the Baker was no longer in use. So what did the fellows carry?
Posted 23 February 2016 - 11:46 PM
Forgot to highlight the sources used in the Wikipedia article I provided earlier this morning -- here they are;
- Farwell, Byron (1973). Queen Victoria's little wars. Wordsworth Editions. ISBN 1-84022-216-6.
- Featherstone, Donald (2007). At Them with the Bayonet: The First Anglo-Sikh War 1845-1846. Leonnaur Books.
- Hernon, Ian (2003). Britain's forgotten wars. Sutton Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7509-3162-0.
- A highly fictionalised (lasicivious, titillating and scurrilous) description of the origins and course of the First Anglo-Sikh War (as well as various Sikh fortifications including breastworks) can be found in the comedy/adventure novel Flashman and the Mountain of Light by George MacDonald Fraser (1990). However, the book's well-researched footnotes are a source for serious historical information and further reading, such as the memoirs of some of the principals involved.
I was unaware of this one, which looks interesting, so -- must get my hands on it one way or another....