North-West Frontier 1837–1947

North-West Frontier 1837–1947

Men-at-Arms 72
  • Author: Robert Wilkinson-Latham
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 72
  • Publication Date: 25 Dec 1977
  • ISBN: 9780850452754
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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. Colour 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'.

Biographical Note

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'. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction First Afghan War Retreat and Massacre Second Afghan War Chitral, Malakand and Tirah Third Afghan War The Last Years The Plates

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