#25. Missing Memoirs 6 (Peking)
Flashman aged: 78
Tantalising notes in both ‘Flashman and the Dragon’ and ‘Mr American’, point to probably Flashmans last military adventure at the siege of the legations during the boxer rebellion in China. It’s mentioned that he took charge of the only working canon nicknamed the International Gun because the barrel was British, the carriage Italian, the shells Russian, and the crew American. At nearly 80 Flashy probably thought that being close to it was the safest place to be.
Many fans of Flashman books have questioned whether in fact Flash was the coward he claimed to be, so for this last vignette I decided to keep the ambiguity and have a greying Flash holding both a gun and a white flag! Is he giving up or soldiering on?
This sadly is the last normal sized flash man vignette (there is one last larger finale MOC to come - and another flash portrait or two I have in mind). I’ve had so much fun doing these 25 pics over the last 3 and a half years had some amazing comments and feedback, thank you all.
I’m not quite sure what to do next!