In 1944 after the bomb plot on Hitler and the deposition of Mussolini the situation was very fluid. The allies had landed at Normandy and had thought of making a push in Italy. Anticipating an armistice by Badoglio Hitler as usual reacted with alacrity and 16 German divisions were already inside Italy under Field Marshal Kesselring. Thus after Badoglio agreed for an armistice Kesselring was ready for any assault by the Allies.
Will you be traveling often or only once in a while. Will you be going first class with all of your luggage handled for you, or will you be handling your own luggage?
The establishment of the cantonment reads like a fairy tale. It starts with the battle of Mahidpur in 1818 when the Marathas under Holkar fought the English under Sir Thomas Hislop. The British won the battle and Holkar had to cede some land to the English near his capital at Indore. The treaty of Mandsaur which Holkar signed gave the British the legitimate right to set up a cantonment. This they duly did at MHOW about 15 miles from Indore.
Lansdowne is founded in 1887 by Lord Lansdowne. The hill station is named after him. Today the famous Garhwal rifles of the joinindianarmy.nic.in have its command office here. The regimental Museum and the Garhwal Rifles Regimental War Memorial are the importance places in Lansdowne.
The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
He took out a file and looked at my picture in the file. Then he gave me the paper on which I had to write that I was the mother of the prisoner. I wanted to meet him. The time of my arrival and departure had to be filled later by the clerk. Even after one year, I feel the burden of shame whenever I complete these formalities.
The more you do this research the more you become clued in on what to look for when trying to find ancestors. Never give up hope and you will more than likely get over that stumbling block, given time.