The Indian frontier war,: Being an account of the Mohmund and Tirah expeditions, 1897

Lionel James

Published by Heinemann, 1898
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Title: The Indian frontier war,: Being an account ...

Publisher: Heinemann

Publication Date: 1898

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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First Edition. Covers in fair condition. Interior of book in very good condition. Spine sunned. Covered damp stained and soiled. Front hinge lightly cracked. Binding tight, text clean. No markings in book. Brief note laid in from previous owner. Colonel Lionel James (b.1871). English War Correspondent. Entering journalism, he became Reuter's correspondent in the Chitral Campaign 1894-95, and was 'Times' correspondent in South Africa 1899-1901. He acted in the same capacity in other campaigns and during the Great War served in France and Italy. He was highly critical of aspects of the campaign the chaotic transport forced to travel over appalling ground in un-mapped country, vulnerable to sharp-shooting tribesmen who were skilled in guerrilla tactics and against whom screw-guns and Maxims were ineffective. It remains one of the most vivid accounts of the cam. Bookseller Inventory # 0014244

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