Indian Mutiny and Beyond: The Letters of Robert Shebbeare VC

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Robert Shebbeare went out as a cadet to India at the age of seventeen and after a spell of ordinary regimental duties, he was caught up in the extraordinary and bloody events of the Indian Mutiny.With fellow officers he managed to escape to Delhi, where he was attached to the Guides, and he took part in most of the action during the long hot summer of 1857. He was wounded six times and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry during the storming of the city on September 14th. He raised a new regiment, the 15th ...

Indian Mutiny and Beyond: The Letters of Robert Shebbeare VC 2007, Pen & Sword Books

ISBN-13: 9781844155743

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