The Story of the Malakand Field Force

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This book, published in 1898, recounts an expedition by a British field force to subdue insurrection in a breakaway Indian province.

Churchill was a young cavalry officer at that time, temporarily accredited as a war correspondent, largely through the efforts of his mother. The book, Churchill's first, gives promise of the author, war leader and statesman who was to emerge. At a young age he already sparkles with wit, drive, energy and vision. ...

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Overview

This book, published in 1898, recounts an expedition by a British field force to subdue insurrection in a breakaway Indian province.

Churchill was a young cavalry officer at that time, temporarily accredited as a war correspondent, largely through the efforts of his mother. The book, Churchill's first, gives promise of the author, war leader and statesman who was to emerge. At a young age he already sparkles with wit, drive, energy and vision. The Churchillian prose, in his beautiful sonorities, is there too.

On its release Churchill himself said, "The publication of this book will certainly be the most noteworthy act of my life. By its reputation I shall measure the chances of my possible success in the world."

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  • ISBN-13: 9781566191272
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/5/1993
  • Pages: 252

Meet the Author

Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions, from 1940-1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Celebrated as one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. The author of more than 40 books, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and in 1963 was made an honorary citizen of the United States.

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Table of Contents

1. The Theatre of War
2. The Malakand Camps
3. The Outbreak
4. The Attack on the Malakand
5. The Relief of Chakdara
6. The Defence of Chakdara
7. The Gate of Swat
8. The Advance Against the Mohmands
9. Reconnaissance
10. The March to Nawagai
11. The Action of the Mamund Valley, 16th September
12. At Inayat Kila
13. Nawagai
14. Back to the Mamund Valley
15. The Work of the Cavalry
16. Submission
17. Military Observations
18. The Riddle of the Frontier
Appendix: Extracts from Official Despatches

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