23% done with The Story of the Malakand Field Force

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Churchill’s writing. He manages to turn this defense of Malakand into a romantic tale of heroism and glorious battle. It’s enough to make you want to put on your pith helmet and go fight for the crown!

And this serves a purpose of patriotism and to recruit the next young men to go fight, but is it really any different than the religious glories promised by the Mullah’s?