The Life Of General Sir Edward Bruce Hamley, K. C. B., K. C. M. G. (volume 2) by Alexander Innes Shand

The Life Of General Sir Edward Bruce Hamley, K. C. B., K. C. M. G. (volume 2)

byAlexander Innes Shand

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895. Excerpt: ... 146 CHAPTER XXII. TEE SECOND DIVISION AT TEL-EL-KEBIR. EXTRACTS FROM DIARY THE SUPPRESSED DESPATCHES--COLONEL HERIOT MAITLAND's REPORT SIR GARNET WOLSELEx's TELE-GRAM THE OFFICIAL DESPATCH THE THIRD DESPATCH. Three days after the battle Hamley wrote from Bertha, on the Nile, a very long letter to Mr Childers. When he took leave of the Secretary at War, Mr Childers, with whom he was on a most friendly footing, had requested him to write at length on any subject of interest. The contents of the letter were expanded in the article, and consequently they cover identical ground. But the concluding sentences are significant, as showing that the writer already felt reasonable anxiety as to the fate of the earlier of his two despatches. Thus ended a most singular enterprise, and one which I trust you will consider was not ill-executed on the part of my Division. At the same time, I am bound to say SIR GARNET WOLSELETS RETICENCE. 147 that I have no idea as to what Sir Garnet Wolseley's opinion of it may be, for although I met him at the railway station immediately after the action, he has never signified any approval, nor questioned me as to the part which my Division took in the battle. The significance of the passage is explained by going back to the Diary, and reverting to the incidents which followed the engagement. After the capture of the railway station I rode some little way, 200 or 300 yards, along the canal bank, and stopped my men from firing on such Egyptians as were either peasants or unarmed soldiers: also on camels which were drawn up on large slopes near the canal bridge, where some of them were shot down. The Duke of Teck told me afterwards at Abbasieh, near Cairo, that he had seen with astonishment the indifference with which the soldiers on the ...

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Title:The Life Of General Sir Edward Bruce Hamley, K. C. B., K. C. M. G. (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780217594578

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