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Afghanistan NWF 1919: Biplanes vs Elephants


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Here is a pair to 3258 Sepoy Milkha Singh 1-69th Punjabis. Mounted using what I assume was a ribbon bar fixture, cotter pin reverse for taking them on and off.

This unit's major action was surely one of the most bizarre in the British Empire's history--

the siege and relief of a classic "Beau Geste" fort at Thal

and the only time in world history aircraft (R.A.F.) were employed against elephant drawn artillery (Afghan army)

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Up the narrow gauge railway, to the inconveniently-situated mud fort under the surrounding slopes... with the only well placed far outside any defensible perimeter :speechless: ....

While Krupp mountain guns pulled by imported war pachyderms kept up a most irritating barrage....

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