1899Bradshaw copy


“I asked him what he had thought dur­ing his cel­e­brat­ed cav­al­ry charge at Omdur­man, when the 21st Lancers had gone head­long into a gul­ly filled with quite unex­pect­ed and extreme­ly bad-tem­pered dervish­es. He said, ‘It was very stim­u­lat­ing, but I did think, Sup­pose there is a spoil-sport in the hole with a machine gun?'” —Antho­ny Mon­tague Browne. (I com­mis­sioned this fine paint­ing by Ben Brad­shaw, 1992; prints may still be available.)

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