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Waziristan   10 Books
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Official History of Operations on the North-West Frontier of India 1936-1937. 1st Ed., xviii+256pp., 24 plates, 22 fldg. maps (inc. 3 in end-pocket). Delhi: Govt. of India Press. 1943  #55410
[HLMainPic] War against the Faqir of Ipi in Waziristan, with Order of Battle of "Wazirforce" & a full & detailed account of the background & conditions of air & ground operations. VG orig. red paper covd. boards, cloth spine, gilt. Just 750 copies printed & seemingly a very low survival rate as very few copies indeed have appeared on the market. Nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £450
The Journal of the United Service Insitution of India. Vol.l LXVIII, No. 292, July 1938; Vol. LXIX, No. 296, July 1939; Vol. LXX Nos. 299 & 300, April & July 1940; Vol. LXXI Nos. 302, 303, 304 & 305, Jan., April, July & October 1941. Eight issues, each c.100pp. in orig. dec. wraps., several photos., num. fldg. maps & diagrams. Lahore: For the USII. Contemp.  #55204
[HLMainPic] Attractive & scarce professional journal for officers of the Indian Army. The issues here offered contain numerous interesting articles on NWF warfare (e.g., 'An Operation in the Vicinity of Spinwam, 20th Oct. 1937' by Lt.-Col. C.J. Wood MC; 'Operations in the Lower Shaktu Valley, 16th-18th November 1937' by Maj. T.H. Angus; 'The Ordnance Service in Waziristan, 1937' by Maj. M. Glover, &c.); pieces on other campaigns such as 'An Interlude in the Campaign in Norway' [1940] by An Indian army Officer; 'A Brigade at Dunkirk - And After' by Brig. J.G. Smyth, VC, MC; 'Wheels Over Eritrea' by Lt.-Col. G.S.R. Webb, MC & much more such as The European Long Service Soldier in India; Armoured Lorries; How to Live in India on your Pay; Some Aspects of Forest Warfare, &c. VG throughout. See illustrations on our website.   £225
The London Cyclist Battalion: A Chronicle of Events Connected with the 26th (Middx.) V.R.C., & the 25th (C. of L.) Cyclist Bn., The London Regiment, & Military Cycling in General. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 24 plates, 3 maps. Forster Groom, for the Regt. 1932  #57408
[HLMainPic] Valuable coverage of the early days of these "cads on castors" followed by active service in Waziristan 1917, Amritsar Rising & 3rd Afghan War (drafts also served in Mespot. in WW1). Officers rolls. Orig. pale blue cloth, sp. rubbed/worn o/w VG & very scarce.   £95
CHEVENIX TRENCH (Charles) The Frontier Scouts. 1st Ed., xxii+298pp., 16 plates, 13 maps. VG in in dw. Cape. 1985  #54349
[HLMainPic] Locally recruited tribesmen of the NWF in 20th Century Frontier campaigns. Roll of British officers with details of their service in the Frontier Corps. An excellent study. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
GIBBS (Lt.-Col. H.R.K.) Historical Record of the 6th Gurkha Rifles. Volume II, 1919-1948. 1st Ed., xix+320pp., portrait frontis., 21 photos., 5 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1955  #57883
[HLMainPic] Several inter-war Waziristan & NWF forays; WW2 three bns. in Burma (one with Chindits), one in PAIFORCE & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards & much excellent detail. Perkins 504. Orig. rifle green cloth, silver gilt, little speckled/stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
KEPPEL (Hon. A.) Gun-Running & the North-West Frontier. 1st Ed., xiv+214pp., 25 illus., 2 maps. Murray. 1911  #55420
[HLMainPic] Chapters on Peshawar & the Khaiber Pass; the Zhakka Khel & Mohmand Expeditions; Southern Waziristan; Gun-running in the Persian Gulf (author accompanied the Mekran Field Force) &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, little worn, o/w VG wirh trace of old bookplate & gilt block to front of Vernon House, Brondsbury. See illustration on our website.   £50
PETTIGREW (Col. H.R.C.) Frontier Scouts. 1st Ed., orig. card wraps., [ii]+100+[xxii]pp., 33 photos., 6 sketches, loose fldg. map of South Waziristan. Selsey: Privately printed by the author. nd  #57881
[HLMainPic] Appealing reminiscences of the South Waziristan Scouts 1937-40. VG & includes loosely inserted fldg. map of South Waziristan. See illustration on our website.   £45
TUGWELL (Lt.-Col. W.B.P.) History of the Bombay Pioneers 1777-1933. 1st Ed., 439pp., 11 col. & 42 b/w plates, 17 maps. Bedford: Sidney Press. 1938  #57378
[HLMainPic] Pioneers accompanied every expedition & the regiment saw a great deal of active service inc. Afghan Wars 1838-42 & 1878-80; NWF inc. Black Mountain, Bhutan 1864, Tirah & Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Indian Corps in France 1914-15, Mesopotamia, NWF 1916-17; Afghanistan 1919 & Waziristan 1924-28. "One of the most comprehensive & handsomely produced of all IA histories" - Perkins 443. Orig. half blue morocco, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
WATTEVILLE (Col. H. de) Waziristan 1919-1920. 1st Ed., xx+238pp., 6 plates, fldg. map at end + 3 in text. Constable (Campaigns & Their Lessons series). 1925  #56979
[HLMainPic] Good standard account in the acclaimed 'Campaigns & Their Lessons' series. Orig. red cloth, gilt, nice clean copy, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) From the Black Mountain to Waziristan: Being an Account of the Border Countries & the More Turbulent of the Tribes Controlled by the North-West Frontier Province, & of our Military Relations with them in the Past. 1st Ed., xx+505pp., 8 fldg. maps. Macmillan. 1912  #55408
[HLMainPic] Classic study by an experienced officer who served in the Tirah Expeditionary Force &c. Orig. mustard cloth, sl. chip at head of sp. o/w VG throughout with contemp. ownership. inscrip. of R.W. Knollys, an Indian Army officer who spent much of his service in Civil employment with the judiciary, but previously in the NWF campaigns of 1897-98 as a staff officer. See illustration on our website.   £225

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