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The frontier scouts

Author: Charles Chenevix Trench; Philip Mason
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1986. ©1985
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The intriguing and colourful story of the Frontier Scouts, Pathan tribesmen led by young officers of the Indian Army and experienced officers of their own tribes, told mostly in the words of those  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Chenevix Trench; Philip Mason
ISBN: 0192851640 9780192851642
OCLC Number: 13425503
Notes: Originally published: London : Cape, 1985.
Description: xxii, 298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: an incident 1920 --
The problem --
Poachers turned gamekeeper, 1878-1904 --
Gamekeepers turned poacher, 1904-5 --
Side-shows, 1914-18 --
The Third Afghan War, 1919 --
The new model scouts --
The Militia Corps after 1920 --
The scouts at home --
Gashts, Baramptas and such --
A sort of peace, 1930-6 --
A sort of war, 1935-7 --
War, 1937-8 --
War, 1938-9 --
Scouts on the roof of the world --
Side-shows, 1939-41 --
Side-shows, 1941-5 --
The scouts at independence --
Postscript: the scouts since independence --
Glossary of vernacular words and phrases --
Appendix 1: Indian Army and scout ranks --
Appendix 2: King's commissioned officers.
Responsibility: Charles Chenevix Trench ; with a foreword by Philip Mason.

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