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Lady Sale's Afghanistan: An Indomitable Victorian Lady's Account of the Retreat from Kabul During the First Afghan War

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The hard road back to India
There are few books that can truly be said to be unique, but this is one. Afghanistan has been a battleground since man has occupied its hostile landscape and others have sought to control it as the corridor between great continents. The British-conquerors of the Indian sub-continent-have found themselves fruitlessly bleeding into its dry soil o
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 15th 2009 by Leonaur Ltd (first published July 14th 2009)
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Apr 27, 2012 George rated it it was amazing
a fascinating eye witness, day by day account of one of the great military disasters in history. Britain decided to indulge in a little regime change in Afghanistan in 1840, propping up a weak vascillating Afghan king with a large amount of money and a fair number of English and Indian troops. and then they decided to cut back on the financial support. they still might have gotten away with it, but sent in a sickly antiquated general to lead the troops who proceeded to squander every possible ...more
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A harrowing account of military incompetence and betrayal on a genocidal scale.

The first half of the book gives blow by blow accounts of the failure and arrogance of the military generalship of the doomed army. In here, there are leadership lessons for us all.
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Lady Florentia Sale (1790-1853), wife of Major-General Sir Robert Henry Sale, wrote a journal of her experiences during the First Afghan War.
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