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January 13th: Dr. William Brydon, One of the Only Survivors of the Massacre of Elphinstone’s Army That Included Over 16,000 People Killed, Safely Makes it to the Garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

This Day In History: January 13, 1842 On this day in history, 1842, Dr. William Brydon, who had part of his skull sheared off at the time, rode an exhausted horse into the British garrison at Jalalabad, Afghanistan.  When asked where the rest of the army was, he replied “I am the army”.  In fact, he wasn’t actually the sole […]

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