The First Contingent - Hennessey Series #5
The First Contingent, is set in New Zealand in October 1899.
Captain Dominic Farrell is in the mounted rifles, a regiment in the New Zealand army. He’s working for Colonel Pole Penton, the commander in chief, as one of his aides.
Dominic and Major Madocks, Colonel Penton’s adjutant are writing a training manual for the new Enfield rifle, as the government ordered fifteen hundred .303 Martini Enfield MK1 Artillery Carbines and bayonets. Dominic is in Auckland overseeing the introduction of the new rifle to the volunteer units in...