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Massacre at Cawnpore by V. A. Stuart
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The English piss on their Indian allies no end, finally, having enough of this Whiggery, the Indians mutiny. Great retelling of the Sepoy Mutiny. This lady can write! ( )
  ocianain | Apr 6, 2007 |
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1857... A ragged band of exhausted soldiers defending some 400 frightened women and hungry children in a crumbling outpost, the British garrison at Cawnpore waits behind frail mud walls, under scorching sun, for the uncertain arrival of relief troops.
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Meticulously researched and historically accurate, this depiction of the tragic story from the Indian Mutiny resonates in the struggles against religious fanaticism of our own time. Intense and inspiring, it describes the heroism of a handful of British soldiers and civilians who confronted swarms of vengeful sepoys and all but hopeless odds through the eyes of the characters Sheridan and his wife Emmy.… (more)

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