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CHEVENIX TRENCH (Charles) The Frontier Scouts. 1st Ed., xxii+298pp., 16 plates, 13 maps. VG in in dw. Cape. 1985  #63435
[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
CORFIELD (Major Dick) Dostan (Friends.) A Personal View of the North West Frontier. 1st Ed., [iii]+197pp., 23 photos., 3 maps. Prontaprint (Shrewsbury) [For the author]. 1986  #61896
[HLMainPic] The most absorbing Frontier memoirs of Major R.C. Corfield, who was commissioned in the Frontier Force Rifles in 1942 was selected for service with the Frontier Corps in 1945 & spent some six years with the Tochi Scouts: "A life spent among Pathan tribesmen... speaking their language, miles from one's nearest fellow officer, patrolling a hostile area of rugged country with always the chance of a sniper's bullet... Not only was I to serve in Waziristan, but my duties eventually took me all over the Frontier Province, to Chitral in the far North, into the Kurram Agency, along the Khyber Pass, on recruiting tours through the Kattak country, and, on two occasions, as a guest, into the forbidden Tirah." Contains a most interesting historical summary of the British period on the NWF, much of great interest on the organisation & services of the Scouts, descriptions of their various posts & conditions of service, some exciting incidents with hostile tribesmen/gangs, biographical details & portraits of some of his Pathan soldiers, &c. Privately circulated & rare memoirs, spiral-bound duplicated A4 typescript, dec. card wraps., little wear, VG, inscribed "With best wishes, Dick Corfield." See illustration on our website.   £125
HUGHES (Maj.-Gen. B.P.) History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery: Between the Wars 1919-1939. 1st Ed., xxiii+321pp., num. illus., 14 maps. VG in dw. Brasseys. 1992  #60486
[HLMainPic] Period of mechanisation & change; this vol. includes operations in North Russia in 1919, occupation of the Rhineland & several Waziristan/NWF campaigns. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
JERVOIS (Brig. W.J., MC) The History of the Northamptonshire Regiment 1934-1948. 1st Ed., xxiii+448pp., 4to, 4 col. & 9 b/w plates, 25 maps (several fldg.). The Regimental History Committee. 1953  #63981
[HLMainPic] Contains excellent, detailed accounts of the 1st Bn. in Waziristan 1936-37 & in Burma during 1944-45; 2nd Bn. with BEF in 1940, later PAIFORCE & Middle East; 5th Bn. TF in Sicily & Italy. Awards rolls for Waziristan & WW2, various rolls of officers &c. Orig. black cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
SKEEN (Gen. Sir Andrew, KCB, KCIE, CMG) Passing it On: Short Talks on Tribal Fighting on the North-West Frontier of India. 4th Ed., [viii]+136pp. Aldershot: G&P. 1939  #61885
[HLMainPic] Advice from an old India-hand & senior IA general (24th Punjabis 3rd Afghan War, Waziristan &c.) on aspects of NWF operations such as duties of junior officers on the march, with a column, attack & withdrawal, encampments, foraging & demolition, &c. Orig. brown cloth, titled in black, very nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £35

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