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JAMES, Lionel.
The Indian Frontier War.
London: William Heinemann,, 1898. Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine, title in black to front cover with gilt pictorial block reproducing the plate at p. 70 (General Westmacott conducting the retirement from Jarobi), publisher's device in blind to back cover, untrimmed, black surface-paper endpapers renewed. Frontispiece (with tissue guard) and 29 similar plates of which one double-page, from photographs and sketches, area map, 9 further maps and plans to the text. Somewhat rubbed and soiled, spine a touch sunned and bubbled, corners knocked, pale toning and the occasional spot of foxing, overall about very good. First edition of this detailed correspondent's account of Sir William Lockhart's campaign against the Orakzai and Tirah Afridis in 1897. This copy extensively annotated by a participant in the events described, with over two and half thousand words of correction, comment and commentary. "In 1897 Lockhart was placed in command of the 40,000 strong Tirah expeditionary force, after Afridis attacked British outposts along the north-west frontier during the most serious outbreak of resistance to British rule in India since the mutiny. During the difficult extended fighting in the inaccessible mountains of Tirah, he skilfully conducted punitive operations against elusive Afridi and Orakzai fighters, armed with modern rifles. Though for the most part consisting of guerrilla warfare, the campaign also included such bitterly contested engagements as the attack at Dargai and the withdrawal of the 2nd division down the Bara valley. For his services he received t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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