The Frontier Ablaze: The North-West Frontier Rising 1897-98

The Frontier Ablaze: The North-West Frontier Rising 1897-98

by Michael Barthorp
     
 

Of all the actions fought on India's Northwest Frontier (today's Afghanistan and Pakistan), the campaign of 1897 was the most threatening to the British Empire. A widespread alliance of Frontier tribes overran numerous British outposts and even occupied the fabled Khyber Pass itself. India was directly threatened and Britain's international prestige…  See more details below

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Of all the actions fought on India's Northwest Frontier (today's Afghanistan and Pakistan), the campaign of 1897 was the most threatening to the British Empire. A widespread alliance of Frontier tribes overran numerous British outposts and even occupied the fabled Khyber Pass itself. India was directly threatened and Britain's international prestige suffered.

Michael Barthorpe, a foremost authority on the British Army and it's uniforms, chronicles the year-long campaign to regain the Khyber Pass. A series of color plates presents the most accurate depiction, based on the most recent research, of the uniforms of the various participants.

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Of all the actions fought on Indian's Northwest Frontier (today's Afghanistan and Pakistan), the campaign of 1897 was the most threatening to the British Empire. Barthorpe, an authority on the British Army and its uniforms, chronicles the year-long campaign to regain the Khyber Pass. His narrative is interspersed with numerous b&w photos. Color plates feature paintings showing uniforms of the various participants. Distributed in the US by Combined Books, Inc. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859150238
Publisher:
Windrow & Greene, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.53(w) x 12.92(h) x 0.92(d)

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