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Marching to the Drums

This is a compendium of eye-witness accounts from British soldiers of the Colonial Wars of the nineteenth-century, ranging from the disastrous foray into Afghanistan, through the Anglo-Sihk Wars, the Indian Mutiny and North-West Frontier to campaigns in Africa against the Asante, Zulu, Mahdists and Boers. A vivid and compelling anthology which explores what it was like to be in the front rank of Empire.