32% done with The Story of the Malakand Field Force

“There is something strangely terrible in the spectacle of men, who fight – not for political or patriotic reasons, not for the sake of duty or glory – but for dear life itself; not because they want to, but because they have to.”

Wonderful account of the cavalry riding to defend Chakdara which beats back wave after wave of fighters. Yet he doesn’t question why the ‘enemy’ is so determined to die in huge numbers.