Punch,  51 (1866), 56.

Our Military Correspondent at Mile End

George Goosestep


Letter, Spoof


Military Technology, War, Politics

    Describes how the author related details of the 'Battle of Sad'war' [a reference to the battle of Sadowa, which was one of the decisive conflicts of the Austro-Prussian War] to his uncle who is an aged and conservative sergeant-major. His uncle mocks the alleged capabilities of the Prussian breech-loading needle-gun, which wreaked such havoc on the Austrians, and upholds the powers of the Brown Bess rifle.

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