Journal of the Disasters in Affghanistan, 1841 2 Florentia Wynch Sale

ISBN: 9781108044578

Published: February 16th 2012

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480 pages


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Journal of the Disasters in Affghanistan, 1841 2  by  Florentia Wynch Sale

Journal of the Disasters in Affghanistan, 1841 2 by Florentia Wynch Sale
February 16th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 480 pages | ISBN: 9781108044578 | 4.58 Mb

Lady Sale (nee Florentia Wynch, 1790 1853) became an instant heroine when her journal of the disastrous events in Afghanistan in 1841 2 was published in 1843. The wife of Sir Robert Sale, second-in-command of the British forces, she was takenMoreLady Sale (nee Florentia Wynch, 1790 1853) became an instant heroine when her journal of the disastrous events in Afghanistan in 1841 2 was published in 1843.

The wife of Sir Robert Sale, second-in-command of the British forces, she was taken hostage, along with her daughter and baby grand-daughter, after the massacre of over 4,500 British troops at Kabul, while her husband commanded a besieged garrison at Jalalabad. The small group of hostages was moved from place to place, with only the clothes they stood up in, to evade attempts at rescue over a period of nine months.

Eventually, they were able to bribe a tribal leader to release them, and they met up with a British rescue party just before Afghani pursuers overtook them. Lady Sales diary, carried in a cloth bag at her waist, was published almost unedited, and is an extraordinary account of her ordeal.



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