PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bulltot
Once the tykhana (basement) here was full of women bandaging torn limbs, dressing stinking wounds and soothing dying children – they cringed at whine of bullets and crash of cannonballs striking their besieged shelter.
Summer was followed by torrential rains that brought outbreaks of typhoid, cholera, malaria and dysentery. Death stalked the 3500 residents (1800 civilians) for 141 days. This was at the East-India-Company’s Residency at Lucknow in North-India during the so called Seepoy-Mutiny (1857). Finally 24 Victoria Crosses were awarded to the rescuing British forces.
Ghosts are still encountered yet the lawns are favorite haunt of lovebirds.
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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.