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Author Hill, George J., 1932-

Title Proceed to Peshawar : the story of a U.S. Navy intelligence mission on the Afghan border, 1943 / George J. Hill, Captain, Medical Corps, USNR (Ret.).

Publication Info. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (271 pages) : illustrations, maps
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Proceed to Peshawar is a story of adventure in the Hindu Kush Mountains and of a previously untold military and naval intelligence mission during World War II by two American officers along 800 miles of the Durand Line, the porous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. They passed through the tribal areas and the princely states of the North-West Frontier Province, and into Baluchistan. This appears to be the first time that any American officials were permitted to travel for any distance along either side of the Durand Line. Many British political and military officers believed that India would soon be free, and that the Great Game between Russia and Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries would then come to an end. Some of them thought that the United States should, and would, assume Britain's role in Central Asia, and they wanted to introduce America to this ancient contest. "-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Enders, Gordon B. (Gordon Bandy)
Zimmermann, Albert Walter.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- United States.
Military intelligence -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan) -- History, Military.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan) -- Description and travel.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Story of a U.S. Navy intelligence mission on the Afghan border, 1943
Other Form: Print version: Hill, George J. Proceed to Peshawar : the story of a U.S. Navy intelligence mission on the Afghan border, 1943. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, [2013] 229 pages ; 23 cm 9781612512808 (DLC) 2013029603
ISBN 9781612512808 (pbk.)
9781612513287 (e-book)

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