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eBook The Khyber Rifles ePub

by Jules Stewart

  • ISBN: 0750939648
  • Category: Military
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Jules Stewart
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing (October 2, 2006)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1241 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1144 kb
  • Other: txt doc mbr azw
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 279

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Khyber Rifles is a familiar name to readers, mostly through the corps' association with the Khyber Pass

Khyber Rifles is a familiar name to readers, mostly through the corps' association with the Khyber Pass. But in its 125 year history nothing has been written about these men who played a key role in Britain's struggle to dominate the North-West Frontier. This subject has sparked much literary interest since the events of September 11th.

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man who raised the Khyber Rifles in 1878, and describes these rifles in action.

This title ells the story of Colonel Sir Robert Warburton, the man who raised the Khyber Rifles in 1878, and describes these rifles in action.

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Recruited from the Pathan tribes that live in the no-mans land between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Khyber Rifles fought for the British Raj against their own kith and kin. Jules Stewart tells the story of Colonel Sir Robert Warburton, the man who raised the Khyber Rifles in 1878, and describes the Khyber Rifles in action.

The Khyber Rifles - Jules Stewart

The Khyber Rifles - Jules Stewart. For the US forces now engaged in the futile exercise of dropping bombs on rocks in Afghanistan arrived only twelve years after the mighty Soviet Red Army trudged home exhausted and humiliated, and a century and a half after the British Raj suffered its costliest ever military disaster, a few desperate miles from the Khyber Pass.

The Khyber Rifles is a para-military force forming part of the modern Pakistani paramilitary's Frontier Corps. Dating from the late nineteenth century the regiment provided the title and setting for a widely read novel, King of the Khyber Rifles. During the period of British rule, the Khyber Rifles was one of eight "Frontier Corps" or paramilitary units recruited from the tribesmen of the North West Frontier, serving as auxiliaries for the regular British Indian Army

Jules Stewart is an historian and author. His books include On Afghanistan's Plains: The Story of Britain's Afghan Wars (.

Jules Stewart is an historian and author.

Khyber Rifles is a familiar name to readers, mostly through the corps' association with the Khyber Pass. But in its 125 year history nothing has been written about these men who played a key role in Britain's struggle to dominate the North-West Frontier. This subject has sparked much literary interest since the events of September 11th, but this book fills a gap in North-West Frontier literature and its relevance lies in the fact that the Khyber Rifles still stand guard over one of the world's most volatile borders.

Comments

Netlandinhabitant Netlandinhabitant
An interesting book! perhaps the Pentagon and the Brit high command

( NOT TO MENTION THR RUSSIANS ) should have read this BEFORE MOVING INTO AFGHANASTAN. The tribes on the north west frontier have fought each other

and anyone else trying to pacifying them, since the beginning of time.

PARKISTAN IS SMART ENOUGH TO DECLARE IT TRIBAL TERRITORY, AND LEAVE IT ALONE.The book covers the historical aspects in an interesting way.

WELL WORTH READING.
Arilak Arilak
I enjoyed this immensely. Full of local colour and very good in terms of historical detail. It really is an amazing tale of a unit first raised by the British during their time on the north west frontier of what was then India but is now Pakistan.It is sobering how little changed the general situation is in that region. Operating on the principle that it was best to set a thief to catch a thief, the British recruited local tribesmen to control the frontier and control their fellow tribesmen.

The author travelled to the region while preparing this - very brave - and gives a taste of the local colour. I would have liked this to be more tightly structured. But an informative and enjoyable read overall.