(Matthew Hervey 5)
Matthew Hervey lays siege to the grim fortress of Bhurtpore
The year is 1824; the Sixth Light Dragoons are still stationed in India, and the talk in the officer's mess is of war. Border skirmishes with the Burmese are becoming more common and across the country in Rajputana, a dispute over succession sends war fever sweeping through the provinces.
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