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Afghan Wars: And the North-West Frontier 1839-1947

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Afghan Wars: And the North-West Frontier 1839-1947 - Barthorp, Michael
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From the 1830s to Indian independence in 1947, British soldiers fought constant wars with the most implacable guerrilla-fighters in history. The Afghan mountain tribes were fiercely independent. For generations they had plundered the north Indian plain...until the British took charge and alternated between paying them subsidies (bribes to cease their raiding) and launching punitive military expeditions to teach them manners. It was a strange war fought to its own rules. Neither side took prisoners. Yet a grudging respect ...

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Afghan Wars: And the North-West Frontier 1839-1947 2002, Cassell, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780304362943

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