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Among The Wild Tribes Of The Afghan Frontier

Among The Wild Tribes Of The Afghan Frontier
Among The Wild Tribes Of The Afghan Frontier
Among The Wild Tribes Of The Afghan Frontier - Theodore Leighton Pennell (1867–1912), was a Christian missionary and doctor who lived among the tribes of Afghanistan. He founded a missionary hospital in Bannu in the North-West Frontier of British India, now Pakistan. For his work he received the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal for Public Service in India. He published a work on his life under the title Among the wild tribes of the Afghan frontier in 1908. During 1904 Pennell travelled through the Punjab by bicycle, mixing with the local people, with one Afghan companion. He dressed as a sadhu, and was often penniless. An insightful book into the complex life style of the Pashtun and the war-like ways of tribal society. An area of interest still to modern readers.
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Indian Durbar

Durbar
Durbar
Menpes (1855 - 1938) was born in Australia, came to England when about 20 and apprenticed under James Mcneill Whistler the famous American artist who lived in England then, being a highly rated artist and portrait He became prosperous through his art, much of which was published in illustrated book form by A &C Black in London with text by his daughter Dorothy. goes in that he also sometimes drew from photos. He was a truly outstanding artist of his time and was also one of the most innovative in that he also did draw from photographs besides being a highly proficient etcher and engraver as well as lithographer. Menpes had his own printing press in London which produced all the prints for his illustrated books. Menpes and Dorothy came out to India for the Durbar of 1903 and the book The Durbar, published by A & C Black, followed later that year with text by Dorothy and a hundred chromolithographs by Mortimer Menpes. The plates were produced in the Menpes Press under the personal supervision of the artist. Menpes's Durbar drawings are perhaps one of the last instances of the handmade print or engraving making a brave last stand against the advent of photography and photo offset. Menpes is on record about his Durbar and other Indian drawings : "his wish was to capture the brilliancy of Indian sunlight, the dazzling luminosity of atmospheric effects, rather than to make studies of local colour and native types". Th e moving spirit behind the 1903 Durbar was the Baron Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy between 1898 - 1905. What makes Curzon's Durbar so interesting, apart from its colourful and grand pageantry, is the personality of Curzon himself. And then there is the pictorial record of the proceedings left for us by the artist Mortimer Menpes. Curzon loved any form of public display of imperial power. This eBook (88MB) is available for immediate download. Simply order below to have a copy of this rare book in PDF format.
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Indian Rebellion Handbook

Indian Rebellion Handbook
Indian Rebellion Handbook
Includes a full scan of the 1858 book The Indian Rebellion - Its Causes and Consequences by Alexander Duff- 409 pages in all. An important eye witness account by a leading and far sighted missionary who had long worked in India. Insightful descriptions written at the time of the mutiny in India which bring to life the fears and concerns of a British expatriate in the thick of the rebellion. Describes in graphic detail the rebellion as it happened across Northern India from Meerut, Delhi, Lucknow to Cawnpore. An ultimate Victorian nightmare for Europeans stranded in a hostile land. Accompanying this book is a Description of the Indian Mutiny, its causes, major campaigns and effects. Includes a detailed map of India at the time of the Mutiny and the disposition of British and Native Indian forces. Illustrated by period photos and drawings. Also included is the full text of the 1910 book - A Narrative of the Siege of Delhi with an account of the Mutiny at Ferozepore in 1857 by Charles John Griffiths late Captain 61st Regiment. Download these 3 PDF eBook publication in one file (49MB)
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The King’s Empire – Volume 1 (1906)

The King's Empire Volume 1 - 1906
The King's Empire Volume 1 - 1906
Massive Publication - large full size plates and coloured illustrations. Full descriptions of all photos. Volume 1 - 368pp - 170mb download. Contents - How the King and his subjects Travel, Workers in the Empire, How the King's subjects Worship, Sport in the King's Empire, the Government of the King's Empire, On His Majesty's Service: The Army, On His Majesty's Service: The Navy, the Homes of the King's subjects and The Pastimes of the King's Empire.
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The King’s Empire – Volume 2 (1906)

The King's Empire Volume 2 - 1906
The King's Empire Volume 2 - 1906
Massive Publication - large full size plates and coloured illustrations. Full descriptions of all photos. Volume 2 - 361pp - 177mb download. Contents - The Education of the King's Empire, The Trade of the Empire, The Homes of the King's Subjects, Famous Places of Worship in the King's Empire, Places of Interest in the King's Empire, How the King's Writ runs and how the King's peace is kept, The Capitals and the Chief Cities of the King's Empire, The Markets of the King's Empire, His Majesty's Mails and telegaraphs and Customs and Ceremonies of the King's Empire. Wonderful collection of historical photos from around the world.
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The Story of Lord Roberts by Edmund Francis Sellar – 1906

The Story of Lord Roberts by Edmund Francis Sellar  - 1906
The Story of Lord Roberts by Edmund Francis Sellar - 1906
Colour plates - Contents : Early Days Arrival in India At Peshawur Meeting with Nicholson , The Mutiny , The Ridge at Delhi , Cawnpore and Lucknow , The End of the Mutiny , Marriage, Lushai Expedition, Abyssinia, Afghanistan , Return to India, South African War, Conclusion. Download now this biography of a Victorian military hero. (2.5MB)
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The Story of the Guides

The Story of the Guides
The Story of the Guides
Col. G.J. Younghusband, C.B. - Queen's Own Corps of Guides. Author of "Eighteen Hundred Miles on a Burmese Tat," "Indian Frontier Warfare," "The Relief of Chitral," "The Phillipines and Round About," ETC." Printed 1908 with illustrations. "The duties of the Corps of Guides were clearly and concisely defined..... It was to contain trustworthy men, who could, at a moment's notice, act as guides to troops in the field; men capable, too, of collecting trustworthy intelligence beyond, as well as within, our borders; and, in addition to all this, men, ready to give and take hard blows, whether on the frontier or in a wider field. And finally, they were to be a new feature in the fighting forces of the Empire". This book is a grand description of a famous unit which fought on the frontiers of India under the Raj. great pictures and a fascinating tale. (Col. Younghusband is famous for leading the abortive British invasion of Tibet in 1904) A rare book which provides an insight into the frontier policing of the British Army in the Raj. Download Illustrated PDF eBook now (1.3MB)
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THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE – AN EPISODE OF FRONTIER WAR

THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE – AN EPISODE OF FRONTIER WAR by Winston Churchill, c/w illustrations, is available here for free download in PDF format.

The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War was an 1898 book written by Winston Churchill; it was his first published work of non-fiction.

Members of the 45th Sikhs after the siege had been lifted.

It details an 1897 military campaign on the Northwest Frontier (an area now part of Pakistan). Churchill participated in the campaign as a second lieutenant in the cavalry; he volunteered for the posting, having become bored of playing polo in India.

See a brief history of the Malakand campaign here on the Revhead blog site.

 

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Typical Pictures of Indian Natives

Typical Pictures of Indian Natives
Typical Pictures of Indian Natives
A period piece printed in 1903 with descriptions and coloured photographs of typical Indian types. Very true to its time. 76 pages, 24 colour plates. Download now in PDF eBook form (13.5MB)
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