Events for Thursday 8th August 2013


On This Day in History

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Frederick Roberts' begins his 300 mile march to Kandahar

8th August 1880

On 8th August 1880, with 10'000 picked British and Indian soldiers, Frederick Roberts began his 300 mile from Kabul to Kandahar, to defeat the Afghan army of Ayub Khan, pretender to the Amirship of Kabul. The march took just twenty-three days and made Roberts one of late Victorian England's great military heroes.

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The March to Kandahar
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Rodney Atwood

The book describes the role of Frederick Roberts in the 2nd Afghan War, culminating in his famous march in 1880 with 10,000 picked British and Indian soldiers, 300 miles in twenty-three days, from Kabul to Kandahar, to defeat the Afghan army of Ayub Khan, pretender to the Amirship of Kabul.… Read more...

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This Day's Events

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35th Bristol International Balloon Festival

Starts: Thu 8th August
Ends: Sun 11th August
Price: FREE
Tel: 0906 711 2191
Email: Contact Form: http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/content/37/contact-us.aspx
Website: http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk/

Ashton Court, Bristol BS8 3TQ

Balloon Festival in Bristol

Formed in 1979, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has become one of Bristol's key icons and is a world class event, raising the city's profile locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.





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