N W Frontier

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N W Frontier

Postby allswede » 11 Aug 2014 16:50

http://www.archive.org/stream/frontiero ... 1/mode/2up
I do not know If I found this "before" it was lost , but it may be of interest to some one. I really do not know what I am looking for it may be just be the rambling of an OWD foogie.
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Re: N W Frontier

Postby jf42 » 11 Aug 2014 18:02

Thanks Peter. Plenty to be getting on with there; something for the long winter evenings perhaps although, as you intimate, after a while the description of one punitive expedition to chastise one cruel and treacherous branch of the wily Pathan does begin to read like any other.

It's rather appropriate perhaps that the pages of the book have now discoloured to a delicate shade of khaki.
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Re: N W Frontier

Postby Mark » 11 Aug 2014 21:05

allswede wrote:http://www.archive.org/stream/frontieroverseas01indi#page/n11/mode/2up
I do not know If I found this "before" it was lost , but it may be of interest to some one. I really do not know what I am looking for it may be just be the rambling of an OWD foogie.
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Hi Peter

This is volume one of seven in the series, and there are two supplementary volumes too. Most, but not all, are available on archive.org, or if you prefer reprints can be obtained from Naval and Military Press. I have the entire set, which is a complete mine of information, and has been very useful in my past and current research. There are a few mistakes in them, but read in conjunction with other texts they are a must for anyone interested in the many frontier and overseas expeditions from India.

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Re: N W Frontier

Postby allswede » 11 Aug 2014 21:43

Mark, Thanks for the information, on putting this on site I realized that almost everyone will know more than I do.Because I have just started on this project I am very GREEN with all subjects so this is a great big learning curve for me and my grandson. It will probably mean that i will ask one silly question a week, so that will then boost the ego of whoever answers. Ha! Ha!
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Re: N W Frontier

Postby Mark » 11 Aug 2014 21:46

Hi Peter

Not a silly question at all, I suspect many members who have an interest in the North West Frontier (and other expeditions in/from India) do not know about these books. The only silly question is the one that doesn't get asked, so ask away :D

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Re: N W Frontier

Postby jf42 » 11 Aug 2014 22:13

Peter,

Speaking personally, one silly question a week is a goal I can only dream of.

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