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So Colonel Goldney is King Leonidas? He fights at the key point with 300 men in a desperate fight to relieve Chakdara.

He makes them out to be savages yet paints Sir Bindon Blood as a heroic savior for winning the fight against these ‘ants’. We then get a description of how the British showed no quarter to the remainder and left their dead and bloodied bodies on the green rice crop.