Aut cum scuto aut in scuto
If I remember correctly that Queen's Officer with the pistol and rushed to defend the wounded one on the ground. The exact location, as well as the meat of the story, escapes me.
The Battle of Kandahar, 1 September 1880. Things went south for the British after the Afghan allies switched sides as the battle began.The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The painting is of Drummer James Roddick of the 92nd Highlanders defending Lieutenant Menzies at Kandahar, 1880
It appears that Drummer James Roddick lived through that battle and died in 1928.https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-old-soldier-drummer-james-roddick-18481928-92nd-gordon-highlanders-in-old-age-106259
"When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains ..."
The Graveyard of Empires. General Smedley Butler was right. it's a Racket.- AL Tru
Ninety-Twa, no' deid yet.
Who can name the pistol?
PROBABLY a .455 WEBLEY, Brits used it for a hell of long time.
Mk I Enfield revolver in .442 enfield
since the soldier was a drummer, he had to provide his own sidearm, so the pistol would possibly be the ubiquitous English Bulldog.
Please give me MY cerkoted 1911 COLT GOV'T improved & tuned by WILSON. APPROX same caliber, but different, not rimfire. NOT AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME?
Well...the fact that 1911 is literally part of the pistol's name and the First Afghan War was in 1839-42 should hint that the 1911 Colt was unavailable. Interesting note though...the 1911 was developed for the US Army because of its experience fighting Moro (Muslim) warriors in the Philippines. Essentially, the .38 in service at the time failed to stop/kill a Moro warrior bent on martyring himself--usually killed three or four US soldiers before he succumbed to his wounds. The Colt .45 was able to drop them right away.
Yes, the old 45 ACP. The only 'stopper' not needing whiz-bang h.p. ammo!