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Survivor of British Retreat from Kabul Reaches Jalalabad (1842)

During the First Anglo-Afghan War, a group of 4,500 British soldiers and 12,000 British civilians left Kabul for Jalalabad. Beset by murderous bands, their numbers quickly dwindled. A few were captured alive and later released, but army surgeon William Brydon was the sole person to escape the final ambush by Afghan tribesman and reach the British camp at Jalalabad that day. Part of Brydon's skull had been sheared off by a sword, but he survived thanks to what object stuffed inside his hat? More...
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Survivor of British Retreat from Kabul Reaches Jalalabad (1842)
During the First Anglo-Afghan War, a group of 4,500 British soldiers and 12,000 British civilians left Kabul for Jalalabad. Beset by murderous bands, their numbers quickly dwindled. A few were captured alive and later released, but army surgeon William Brydon was the sole person to escape the final ambush by Afghan tribesman and reach the British camp at Jalalabad that day.
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THE LAST MAN OF KABUL AND THE FIRST ANGLO-AFGHAN WAR OF 1842

Dr William Brydon


Dr Brydon is thought to be one of only six mounted officers who escaped the clutches of the band of Afghan hillmen. But while the five others were later killed on the road, Dr Brydon made it to Jalalabad, the nearest British garrison, where he rode up to the gates on an exhausted horse.

Part of his skull had been sheared off by an Afghan sword and he survived only because he had stuffed a magazine into his hat to fight the extremely cold weather.

The incredible feat earned him the name the Last Man of Kabul, and was so celebrated that a painting completed in his honour was presented to the Tate Gallery in London.

After recovering from the massacre, Dr Brydon went on to fight in the second Anglo-Burmese war in 1852, and in the Sepoy Rebellion in India in 1857.

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After a long stand, the Emirate forces combined with Russian's equipment and militia had applied a series of deadly hits on once proud British Amry in Kabul, leading to the battle regarded by this article.
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