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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Feb 22, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House



ANTIQUE BUGLE This is an original Kumaoni Regiment Bugle which has seen a bit of action and is slightly dented and aged, it is made of Copper and Brass it has two dents but still plays a beautiful note. It bears the KUMAON regiment badge

I still remember seeing the film Gunga Din ..... After being bayoneted he still manages with the last of his strength to climb to the top of the gold dome of the temple and sounds the alarm with the bugle. He is then shot dead, but the British force is alerted and defeats the Thuggee forces. At Din's funeral pyre, the colonel formally inducts Gunga Din as a British corporal and reads the last lines of the Kipling poem over the body:

So I'll meet 'im later on At the place where 'e is gone -- Where it's always double drill and no canteen; 'E'll be squattin' on the coals Givin' drink to poor damned souls, An' I'll get a swig in hell from Gunga Din! Yes, Din! Din! Din! You Lazarushian-leather Gunga Din! Though I've belted you and flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
Tears were shed and I'll always remember the film and I just imagine that this is that bugle and that the dents were made when it fell to the ground

Patience may well be a virtue.... but no need for that here. I post daily during
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