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Author Richards, D. S. (Donald Sydney), 1922-

Title The savage frontier : a history of the Anglo-Afghan wars / D.S. Richards.

Imprint London : Pan Books, 2003, 1990.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  958.103 R39s 2003    ---  Lib Use Only
Description x, 214 pages, 4 leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "First published 1990 by Macmillan London Ltd."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-208) and index.
Contents Dramatis personae -- Prologue -- An English puppet -- The gathering storm -- The storm bursts -- Prisoners of the Amir -- The fanatics -- The forward policy -- These dogs do bite -- Kabul to Kandahar -- Chitral -- The mad mullah -- The Tirah campaign -- The pestilential priest -- Abdul Ghaffar Khan -- The Fakir of Ipi -- Soviet invasion -- Glossary.
Summary The vulnerability of the Indian subcontinent to invasion by neighboring Russia engaged the attention of politicians from early Victorian times, with around sixty military campaigns in Afghanistan and on the infamous North-West frontier -- "the Great Game". Frequent clashes erupted between British soldiers and the fiercely independent Pathan tribesmen, whose reputation for bravery, cruelty and cunning was tempered by the mutual respect with which both sides regarded each other. Britain invaded Afghanistan three times to ensure that her own interest prevailed over Russia and the Soviet Union and in 1973 the coup led by President Daoud afforded the opportunity for deeper Russian penetration into Afghanistan and the development of a one-party state. By December 1979 Russian forces had increased from 5,000 to 80,000 in less than a year. - Back cover.
Subject Afghan Wars.
Afghan Wars. (OCoLC)fst00798940
ISBN 0330420526

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