Guns to the Far East (The Phillip Hazard Novels, 7) by V. A. Stuart

By V. A. Stuart

The Crimean conflict has ended finally, and Phillip chance unearths himself in China, serving below the fiery Commodore Keppel. The British pull off a rousing victory opposed to a chinese language junk fleet at Fatsham Creek, yet later risk is dismayed to listen to of the nice Mutiny in India. fearful that his sisters are stuck up within the brutal clash, he joins British aid forces combating to arrive the besieged northern Indian cities of Cawnpore and Lucknow.

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May God preserve him in victory or defeat . ” CHAPTER ONE I n the cramped cabin of the old frigate HMS Alligator, serving as depot flagship for the Canton River Fleet, Commodore the Honourable Henry Keppel issued final orders to his divisional Commanders. Initially he read from a paper in his hand, prefaced by the information that he was quoting from the General Order of Battle sent out under the hand of the Commander-in-Chief, Rear-Admiral Sir Michael Seymour. “Having determined on attacking the junk fleet above Hyacinth Island, in the Fatshan Creek,” the Commodore read, “the whole of the ships’ boats, manned and armed, are to be ready at threethirty o’clock on Monday morning, June the first, the crews having previously breakfasted and been victualled for two days .

A miscellaneous fleet of oared boats had been towed into position by steam gunboats and corvettes, each division having its own towing craft which, tomorrow—as Commodore Keppel had outlined—would take it as far as the depth of water permitted. As he listened to Keppel, with his irresistible charm, continuing the discussion on tactics with his fellow Commodore, guns to the far east 45 Phillip let his own thoughts wander. The attack would have its perils, he knew; the Chinese fought well and their guns were well served and accurately ranged but, like everyone else in the crowded cabin, he was eager for action .

The ghastly scene of carnage inside the fort itself, when he had finally entered it with the survivors of his ladder party and the Engineer officer, Ranken, to find the Russians, secure behind their embrasures, mowing down their attackers in a terrible cross-fire of grape and canister and ball. That attack had heralded the end of the siege of Sebastopol. During the night, the Russians had withdrawn their troops from the city and its surrounding forts and bastions, leaving the harbour a wilderness of burnt-out, sinking ships and blazing buildings.

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