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BRIAN ROBSON - Crisis on the Frontier: The Third Afghan War and the Campaign in Waziristan 1919-20

Title: Crisis on the Frontier: The Third Afghan War and the Campaign in Waziristan 1919-20
Description: The History Press, 2004. First Edition, Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. 9781862272118 Small smudge to flyleaf, contents otherwise clean and unmarked; slight creasing to jacket edges. This is a study of the little known Third Anglo-Afghan War and the subsequent campaign in Waziristan. It is based on original official and private papers backed up by contemporary photographs and specially drawn maps. The British deployed virtually the full panopoly of military technology - artillery, machine guns, trench mortars, armoured cars, mechanical transport and aircraft and when the Indian infantry proved unable to cope with the tribesmen, there were even calls for use of poison gas. Yet in the end it all down to the infantry with rifle, bayonet and grenade and the book gives tales of sacrifice and gallantry as well panic where generals jostled with soldiers in a panic to find a way out. The author brings out the vital nature of the RAF's contribution and of the gallantry of the pilots flying obsolescent and unreliable aircrat over difficult mountaineous terrain in hot weather and with the raid on Kabul, strategic bombing could be said to have arrived. 328 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; ISBN/EAN: 9781862272118. Inventory No: dscf9222.

Keywords: BZDB229 Military & Warfare; Crisis on the Frontier The Third Afghan War and the Campaign in Waziristan 191920 Brian Robson

Price: GBP 36.85 = appr. US$ 52.62 Seller: Denton Island Books
- Book number: dscf9222

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