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“The Dark Defile” by Diana Preston

The Washington Post – 2012-03-10

Britain has long turned military defeats into narratives of national self-redemption like “The Dunkirk Spirit” or, failing that, epics of personal courage and endurance followed by ultimate victory. “The Dark Defile,” by Diana Preston, a British writer of popular histories, is one of the latter. It focuses on the catastrophic British retreat from Kabul in 1842, marked by a last stand against overwhelming odds. Read full article >>
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