An Armoured Train

Civil and Military Gazette, 5 January 1886
  • Thomas Pinney


Kipling’s interests in weapons and in professionals at work combine in this account, laid out with great expository skill. The armoured train reappears in ‘The Courting of Dinah Shadd’, which opens on the scene of army manoeuvres:

[....] mounted infantry skirmished up to the wheels of an armoured train which carried nothing more deadly than a twenty-five pounder Armstrong, two Nordenfelts, and a few score volunteers all cased in three-eighths-inch boiler-plate.


Railway Wheel Railway Work Armoured Train Wheel Flange Railway Materiel 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1986

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  • Thomas Pinney

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