1. 9 by 6 and 3, square 26, Autour de la Lune.

    On the southern hemisphere of the Moon, Barbicane, Nicholl and Ardan can observe the Tycho from a distance of 500 km.

    Find information on this crater.

    Photo of Tycho
  2. 5 by 4 and 1, square 31, La Maison a vapeur (The Pit). Pay a triple fine and wait until another player takes your place.

    During the revolt of the Sepoys, lady Munro is believed to be massacred in Cawnpore, and thrown in a pit.

    Find information on the massacre of Cawnpore.

    • The first volume of La Maison à vapeur is published under the title The Demon of Cawnpore.

    • Kipling mentions Cawnpore in The Jungle Book, in the chapter “Toomai of the Elephants”:

      “Umph!” said Big Toomai. “Thou art a boy and as wild as a buffalo-calf. This running up and down among the hills is not the best Government service. I am getting old, and I do not love wild elephants. Give me brick elephant-lines, one stall to each elephant, and big stumps to tie them to safely, and flat, broad roads to exercise upon instead of this come-and-go camping. Aha, the Cawnpore barracks were good. There was a bazaar close by and only three hours’ work a day.”

    • Kipling mentions Cawnpore in a poem “Route Marchin” : “Verses 1889–1896”:

      “So ’ark an’ ’eed, you rookies, which is always grumblin’ sore,
      There’s worser things than marchin’ from Umballa to Cawnpore;
      An’ if your ’eels are blistered an’ they feels to ’urt like ’ell,
      You drop some tallow in your socks an’ that will make ’em well.
      For it’s best foot first, . . .

    • There is a game on CD with the battle of Cawnpore:

      Campaign Disk: Age of Rifles – SSI – Retail – DOS – $15. Strategic Simulations, Inc. Game: Add 3 Campaigns and 30 Scenarios to Age of Rifles. British Colonial Indian Mutiny: Participate in 7 battles of the Sepoy Rebellion, from June to December of 1857. Outnumbered British troops must fight their way to the besieged cities of Cawnpore and Lucknow.

    • An English surgeon was in service in Cawnpore around 1830:

      Thomas Stevenson Tweedie (1784–1855). A listing of the main events in his life. 1830-12-06 – Name: Thomas Stevenson Tweedie. Event: Employ. Place: Cawnpore, India. Comment: Posted to Cawnpore. Source: R. MacLeod

    • In the battle of Cawnpore Sir Colin Campbell led the British troups:

      Arguably the most famous Campbell of them all, Sir Colin Campbell (1792–1863), commander of the Highland Brigade at Balaclava, Commander-in-Chief during the Indian Mutiny, the hero of Lucknow and Cawnpore, was not strictly a Campbell at all, being born Colin MacLiver, son of a Glasgow carpenter. His mother was a Campbell, though, and when her brother, Colonel John Campbell, took the fifteen-year-old boy to be interviewed for the Army by the Duke of York, the Duke wrote his name down as Campbell. And Campbell it remained.

    • HMS Shannon and the Indian Mutiny of 1857–1858. The Ships Company of Officers and Men about to proceed to Allahabad. Captain Peel to Major-General Mansfield, Chief of Staff : Camp, Futtehpore, November 3, 1857.


      I have the honour to lay before His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief the details of the battle of Khujwa, with the circumstances that preceded it.

      Detachments amounting to 700 men, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Powell of HM 53rd Regiment, in charge of siege train guns and a large convoy, were proceeding from Allahabad to Cawnpore, and had arrived on 31st October, after a march of twelve miles, at the camping ground of Thurrea (Thariaon). The same afternoon intelligence was received from Futtepore that sepoy mutineers of the Dinapore Regiment, with three guns, had passed the Jumma with the intention of either attacking Futtehpore or crossing over into Oude. The camp was immediately struck, and we arrived at the camping ground of Futtehpore at midnight.

    • View of Kanpur

      Cawnpore.[Kanpur] On the Ganges. Illustrated London News. November 28, 1857. THE ENGRAVINGS. COLOURED SUPPLEMENT : CAWNPORE

      “Cawnpore is situated on the west side of the Ganges-which is here more than a mile broad, and is crossed by a bridge of boats-in lat. 26 deg. N., and long. 80 deg. E. It is a modern town, and one of the principal military stations of the province of Allahabad. The neighbouring gardens produce an abundance of grapes, peaches, and other fruits and vegetables. The principal bazaars in the native town are well supplied, and there is a great trade in leather and cloths of every kind. The European shops, also, are numerous and excellent. “Amongst the principal buildings is a handsome modern Gothic Church, a Theatre, and the Assembly-rooms – lately the scene of a dismal and revolting massacre of our fellow-countrymen. The writer in Madden’s ‘Gazeteer and Gazeteer Map’ says, ‘Nana Sahib appears to have experienced a malignant satisfaction in dragging a great part of his victims to be butchered at these Assembly-rooms, where the wretch himself had many a time and oft enjoyed the hospitality of the English residents.’ About ten miles distant by land, on the same side of the Ganges, is Bithoor, late the residence of this miscreant, but which has since the mutiny and massacre been burned to the ground by the gallant Havelock. Cawnpore was in former times the largest cantonment in upper India, but has recently and particularly since the annexation of Oude, been shorn of its pristine glory.”

    • An old book is offered for sale:

      Yalland, Zod. TRADERS AND NABOBS. The British in Cawnpore 1765–1857. Michael Russell. Wilton. 1987. 1st ed. Demy 8vo. pp 376 with numerous plates, illustrations and maps. Near fine in dustwrapper. 45 pounds.

  3. Stay at square 31, La Maison à vapeur (The Pit).

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