Dr William Brydon: The Only Man to Survive the Retreat from Kabul

Follow the fortunes of Dr William Brydon from his arrival in India in 1836 as a Doctor with the East India Company. In 1839 he participated in the invasion of Afghanistan and then in the retreat to India of the Army and its followers in 1842. Of the 16,000 people involved, he was the only one to get through to the British Garrison in Jellabad. He was forever after known as the”Last Man”. His luck held out again when besieged in Lucknow with his wife during the Indian Mutiny in 1858. He was badly wounded in the siege and retired in 1860. His wife wrote a book on her experiences.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • The Last Man: the Life and Times of Surgeon Major William Brydon CB. John C Cunningham. Cambridge University Press 2003
  • The Great Game. Peter Hopkirk. Oxford University Press 1990
$39 Limited

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