The destruction of the British army while retreating from Afghanistan in 1842 is one of the most dramatic episodes in British imperial history. Lieutenant Vincent Eyre was present, and kept a diary throughout. This book, first published in 1843 and reissued in 1976, is Eyre’s account of the events leading up to the retreat, the disastrous withdrawal itself, and his time spent in captivity.
Table of Contents
1. Proceedings of November 2nd 2. November 3rd to 10th 3. November 10th to 15th 3. November 3rd to 15th 4. November 16th to 23rd 5. November 23rd 6. November 24th to December 12th 7. December 12th to 24th 8. December 2nd to January 6th 9. January 6th to 14th 10. Rough Notes During Imprisonment in Afghanistan