Think of something appropriately witty for this photograph from our special feature on the defence of Chakdara, 1897. Leave your caption as a comment below.

The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published in the next issue of Military History Monthly!

Please note that this is your last chance to see your caption printed in the magazine. From next month, winning entries will only be published online. So get your entries in quick!



25 Comments

  1. John Blakey
    March 5, 2018 @ 9:54 am

    The Munchkin croquet team

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  2. Marcus Townley
    March 5, 2018 @ 1:11 pm

    “Standards Bellington Smith …..where is your stick ? how on earth are going to face the enemies machine guns with out your stick ? you’ve just got 5 extras

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  3. WILLIAM TANG
    March 5, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

    Next up, Chinese female polo team. (For the uninitiated, Chinese women played polo during the Imperial Tang dynasty.)

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  4. Les Quilter
    March 5, 2018 @ 4:34 pm

    Tea break for defaulters.

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  5. Stephen Keane
    March 6, 2018 @ 2:59 pm

    “I say, think you have forgotten your weapon old boy”

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  6. Lance Craner
    March 7, 2018 @ 6:14 pm

    The 1912 Military Uniforms & Weapons Catalog released.

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  7. Mark A Mitchels
    March 8, 2018 @ 12:59 pm

    I say chaps – there’s a fellow over there taking our d—d photo. Shall we de-bag him?

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  8. Paul Donnelly
    March 8, 2018 @ 7:08 pm

    I don’t know about you, Carruthers, but its the bally waiting that I can’t take.

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  9. Les Quilter
    March 9, 2018 @ 3:56 am

    “I thought he colonel said we could play a stupid chukka. Was he being rude?!”

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  10. David Parkin
    March 9, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

    “I can’t help thinking that this whole polo thing would be a damned sight more fun if we actually had ponies!”

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  11. David Parkin
    March 9, 2018 @ 3:32 pm

    They hadn’t spoken to Smithers since he had shaved off his moustache, but with Blenkinsop now sporting a cap it was noticeable that team morale had hit a new low.

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  12. David Parkin
    March 9, 2018 @ 3:51 pm

    Tomlinson was having a bad hair day, and so he turned up for the shoot disguised as a bush.

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  13. David Parkin
    March 10, 2018 @ 2:16 pm

    That awkward moment when you realise that you have turned up for a platoon billiards competition with the wrong gear.

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  14. Ian Picken
    March 13, 2018 @ 8:05 am

    I say old chap,take that STUPID cap off…..

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  15. Les Quilter
    March 13, 2018 @ 10:54 pm

    Lunch time’s over: back down the sewer.

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  16. Anthony Lewis
    March 16, 2018 @ 12:21 am

    After a night celebrating another match win no one in the team could remember where they’d left the horses!

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  17. Chris Crowcroft
    March 16, 2018 @ 4:38 pm

    Shame we had to eat the polo horses.

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  18. David Parkin
    March 19, 2018 @ 5:57 pm

    The Surrey Slouchers were in relaxed form waiting for their next game against the Corinthian Casuals.

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  19. Les Quilter
    March 23, 2018 @ 5:51 pm

    These sticks don’t play a tune as good as the horns in the Swiss alps.

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  20. Monty Urquhart
    March 27, 2018 @ 10:39 am

    We’ll chukka you out if you wear that cap again

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  21. Craig Denver
    March 27, 2018 @ 10:40 am

    Quidditch was very different before Harry Potter joined Hogwarts.

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  22. Jeff Bantham
    March 27, 2018 @ 10:43 am

    They may be good at polo but looking at the right camera was rather more taxing…

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  23. David Parkin
    March 28, 2018 @ 3:27 pm

    The team was shocked to learn that some of the other teams regarded them as poseurs.

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  24. Christopher Warner
    March 30, 2018 @ 12:46 am

    “Chakdara” — the latest Polo fragrance by Ralph Lauren.

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  25. Christopher Warner
    April 2, 2018 @ 7:02 pm

    Chakdara — the new Polo fragrance by Ralph Lauren

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