Sunday, September 02, 2007

Today In History: "Whatever happens, we have got...

...the Maxim Gun, and they have not."

109 years ago today, Kitchener mowed down the Mahdists at Omdurman.

Also, a young war correspondent embedded himself with the 21st Lancers (who suffered 25% casualties in their heroic charge) and discovered the thrill of being shot at and missed.

3 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

VJ day too. Or at least the official surrender on the USS Missouri

Ben said...

It was around that time that the young Englishman fell in love with the C96 as well.

Who is..... Carteach0? said...

I will not look it up, as that would be cheating.

The Honorable Sir Winston Churchill, was it not?

I'll have to go dig up my volumes of his biography and check. Lessee... that was 'The early years', rather than 'the War years', was it not?