Issue 128, March 2007

Machine Guns in Matabeleand by I. J. Cross

*A Biographical Sketch and Research Bibliography of Major General CharlesG.'Chinese' Gordom by Harold E. Raugh, Jr.

The NNC Withdrawal from Eshowe by Keith I. Smith

Fenians, Vicars and Engineers: Early submarine development in the Nineteenth Century by Robert Yaxley

Cover Illustration: 'The Attach on the house of Sir Alexander Burns, 1841' by R Caton Woodville. On November 2nd, 1841, the Afghans of Kabul rose against the British Garrison which still remained there after successfully restoring Shah Sujah. The first object of attack was the house of Sir Alexander Burns, the political officer. Burnes,accompanied by his brother and Lieutenant Broadfoot, appeared on the gallery and, addressing the mob, vainly tried to quiet them. Broadfoot was the first to fall, but Burns and his brother were both cut down in the garden latter.

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