|About the Book|
Besieged in Lucknow - The full account of a famous siege from a man at the heart of every event. For those who have read anything of the Residency at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny the name Gubbins is as familiar as that of Kavanagh or Lawrence. Gubbins Post is as memorable a bastion as Lone Pine was on the Gallipoli Peninsula. This is the story of Martin Gubbins himself, whose house became Gubbins Post and who, among other duties, manned and defended it throughout the siege. No-one was better qualified than Gubbins to record the Siege of the Lucknow Residency. Not only was he present from the rumours of mutiny to the relief, but he was central to the command structure, most of the time responsible for intelligence and communications.