North-West Frontier, 1837-1947

North-West Frontier, 1837-1947

by Robert Wilkinson-Latham, Angus McBride
     
 

For over a hundred years British and Indian troops were engaged on the North-West Frontier of India, policing the tribes, mounting expeditions, and guarding against the ever-present threat from Russia. Populated mainly by Pathans, one of the fiercest warrior races on earth, the Frontier came to be known as "The Grim" by generations of British soldiers. This book

Overview


For over a hundred years British and Indian troops were engaged on the North-West Frontier of India, policing the tribes, mounting expeditions, and guarding against the ever-present threat from Russia. Populated mainly by Pathans, one of the fiercest warrior races on earth, the Frontier came to be known as "The Grim" by generations of British soldiers. This book details not only the three Afghan wars but also the issues surrounding Chitral, Malakand and Tirah. Color illustrations and photographs offer a rare glimpse into life on the Frontier, illuminating Lord Curzon's remark, "No man who has read a page of Indian history will ever prophesy about the frontier."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850452754
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/28/1977
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
571,967
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Wilkinson-Latham specializes in military uniforms and weapons and has written many titles to include a multitude of historical events. His previous works for Osprey include the highly acclaimed 'Napoleon's Artillery'.

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