Sunday, December 02, 2012

Hira Singh - Talbot Mundy

Ranjoor Singh keeps his promise to rejoin his men in the war, fighting with the British. 800 of such end up in the evils of the Belgian trenches and eventually surrender to the Germans, taken prisoner. The boss has a plan, however, for escape and a little mini-Anabasis via Kurds, Turks and Persians to get what is left of his men home alive. A problem is that because of earlier circumstances and the nature of becoming prisoners not all his men trust him. Bit of a based on a true story adventure. Hira Singh refers to the narrator of the piece, a non-com in this group of soldiers at the start. 3 out of 5