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Bugles at Dawn

(1990)
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On the eve of the battle of Waterloo, and a meeting with Wellington himself, John Bold flees to India.

He joins the 6th Bengal Infantry, and is confronted by a country where peace is an unnatural state as Mahratta chieftains plunder each other's territory.

Riding high as commander of an irregular unit, John Bold is awarded a lieutenant's commission by Lord Hastings, the Governor General.

He christens his half-squadron native cavalry formation 'Bold's Horse' and spearheads the British break-up of Mahratta power.

Can he stick to the protocol of British India and still remain his own man?

Will John and his men complete their mission and escape with their lives?

Or will 'Bugles At Dawn' signal a far worse fate than anything he was fleeing back in Europe.

'Bugles At Dawn' is an expertly plotted historical adventure from a master story-teller.

'A dramatic recreation of a thrilling era.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'.

Charles Whiting (1926-2007) was one of Britain's most prolific military writers, with over 300 books to his credit. He saw active service in the Second World War, serving in an armoured reconnaissance regiment attached to both the US and British armies. His books therefore possess the insight and authority of someone who, as a combat soldier, actually experienced the horrors of the Second World War. Under the pen name of Leo Kessler he also wrote a series of bestselling military thrillers, including 'Guns at Cassino' and 'Valley of the Assassins'.

Genre: Thriller

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