Sameera77 asked:

From the entry To Bite the Bullet you can learn that pigs were holy animals for Hindu soldiers, which caused their discontent (the Indian Mutiny) as they had to bite cartridges filled with pork fat. Actually, it were Muslim soldiers who mutinied when forced to bite those cartridges. Doesn’t everyone know that Muslims don't eat pork and Hindus consider cows holy? What other factual errors have you found in this book?

Catherine Slater I noticed that and amended it in ink. There were little mistakes like Horse Guard parade instead of horse guards parade , and some americanisms though it is an English book. I felt it was a cut and paste guide from several sources, but he did not double check his facts.
Josefine I know! I reacted to that as well, isn't that quite common knowledge.
On the gauntlet entry it says the Swedish word for passageway is gantlope, it isn't. The punishment he refers to is gatlopp, combined of the two words gata = street and lopp = race, which then could possibly have been transferred into the English word gauntlet.
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