Login

Thomson, H. C.

The Chitral Campaign

Thomson, H. C. - The Chitral Campaign, ebook

16,00€

Ebook, PDF with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9781781513491
DRM Restrictions

Printing3 pages with an additional page accrued every 9 hours, capped at 3 pages
Copy to clipboard3 excerpts with an additional excerpt accrued every 9 hours, capped at 3 excerpts

Who, or why, or how or what?' opens one of Edward Lear's limericks 'Is the Akond of Swat?' The answer to the question lies within this book - a newspaperman's account of a British military expedition mounted against Chitral, Swat and Bajour in 1895. The Akond was the religious leader of Swat, an area on India's ever turbulent north-west fronteir, renowned for its religious piety and its jealously preserved 'Purdah' (the word literally means 'curtain') which was kept firmly closed against foreign incursions until the campaign narrated in this book. This is an excellent account of a colonial campaign in a tough area where the truculence of the tribespeople towards the British is more than matched by the harshness of the terrain.Thompson's prose is clear and straightforward and the events he recounts exciting and tense. He makes no pretence to be writing an official history, but, what is possibly more valuable, tells a great story. The book is profusely illustrated with some sixty photographs, plus sketches, plans and maps. A must for anyone interested in British India in late Victorian times.

Keywords: history, military, war, reference, research, reprint, reproduction, account, british, britain, england, english

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
294 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781781513491
Printed ISBN
9781843426677

Similar titles