List of Expeditions/Campaigns of the North West Frontier

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List of Expeditions/Campaigns of the North West Frontier

Postby Mark » 24 Apr 2014 10:50

The numerous expeditions and minor campaigns against the equally numerous tribes of the North West Frontier is something I have been trying to get to grips with in recent months. While some of the more notable campaigns, such as Tirah, are well documented many of them seem to have had so little written about them.

Below is a list of such expeditions etc. during the Victorian period. Firstly have I missed any?

Baizai Expedition, 1849
Kohat Pass Expedition, 1850
Miranzai Vally Expedition, 1851
Mohmand Expedition, 1851-2
Ranizai and Utman Khel Expeditions, 1852
First Waziri Expedition, 1852
First Black Mountain Expedition, 1852-3
Miranzai Valley Expedition, 1853
Shirani Expedition, 1853
Bori Valley Expedition, 1853-4
Mohmand Expedition, 1854
Aka Khel Expedition, 1855
Mohmand Expedition, 1855
Orakzai Expedition 1855
Miranzai Valley Expedition, 1856
Bozdari Expedition, 1857
Hindustani Fanatics, 1857-8
Second Waziri Expedition, 1859
First Mahsud Expedition, 1860
Ambela Campaign, 1863
Mohmand Expedition, 1863-4
Second Black Mountain Expedition. 1868
Bizoti Orakzai Expedition, 1868-9
First Tochi Valley Expedition, 1872
Jowaki Expedition, 1877-8
Utman Khel Expedition 1878
Zaimukht Expedition, 1878
Zakha Khel Expedition, 1878
Mohmand Expeditions, 1879-80
Marri Expedition, 1880
First Zhob Valley Expedition, 1880
Second Mashud Expedition, 1881
Takht-I-Suliman Expedition, 1883
Third Black Mountain Expedition, 1888
Second Zhob Valley Expedition, 1890-1
Miranzai Valley Expedition, 1891
Fourth Black Mountain Expedition, 1891
Miranzai Valley Expedition, 1891
Hunza Nagar Campaign, 1891
Third Mashud Expedition, 1894-5
Chitral Campaign, 1895
Malakand Field Expedition, 1897
Mohmand Expedition, 1897
Bazar Valley Expedition, 1897-8
Tirah Campaign, 1897-8
Second Tochi Valley Expedition, 1897-8
Buner Field Expedition, 1898

Secondly I would be interested to hear any good book suggestions that go into any/all of the above in detail. So far I have used the following in my own research:

Army HQ India, Intelligence Branch, Frontier and Overseas Expeditions from India (Volumes 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6), Simla, Government Monotype Press, 1907.

Haythornthwaite, Philip J., The Colonial Wars Sourcebook, London, BCA, 1995.

Nevill, Capt. H.L., Campaigns on the North West Frontier, London, John Murray, 1912.
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Re: List of Expeditions/Campaigns of the North West Frontier

Postby Maureene » 25 Apr 2014 01:03

The FIBIS FIbiwiki has the pages “Chronological list of North West Frontier Campaigns” and “North West Frontier Campaigns”
http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php/Chronol ... _Campaigns
http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php/North_W ... _Campaigns

From the first link you can access pages about the various campaigns. There are many links to "Historical books online", although some campaigns may contain more details than others.

The second page is a general page covering the period tp 1947 and also has links to many "Historical books online".

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Re: List of Expeditions/Campaigns of the North West Frontier

Postby Mark » 25 Apr 2014 09:09

Maureen

That is fantastic, thank you! The second link is particularly helpful :)

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