On New Year's Day 1915, a butcher and an ice cream vendor set out to fight a nation

Godwin, John
December 2005
Military History;Dec2005, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p72
The article details the experience of Gool Mahomed, an Afridi from Afghanistan's Khyber Pass area who own the only ice cream wagon in the area and Mullah Abdullah, the Indian side of the pass and who ran a butcher shop, went into war against the Commonwealth of Australia on January 1, 1915. The two men, both Muslims, seem to have had personal grievances with the local authorities. Mahomed persuaded Abdullah to join him in striking back against their persecutors in the name of a higher cause.


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