Story of the Malakand Field Force

ISBN-10: 0486474747

ISBN-13: 9780486474748

Edition: 2010

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In 1897, a young and untested cavalry lieutenant named Winston Churchill, more than a little keen to see action, got himself attached as a press correspondent to an expeditionary force newly formed to restore order on the North-West Frontier of India. His dispatches to the London Daily Telegraph were later expanded into this book.
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List price: $20.25
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is best remembered as the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. He served his country in a variety of ways, holding many high offices of state under four different prime ministers, as a member of Parliament for more than 60 years, and for serving two terms as prime minister. He was born at Blenheim Palace on November 30, 1874, and educated at Harrow and Sandhurst. His military service included periods spent in Cuba, India, the Sudan, and in France during World War I. Churchill's writing career began with pieces written for British newspapers while in the military. Some of his most famous works include Marlborough, a four-volume biography of his ancestor, the 1st Duke of Marlborough; The World Crisis, a four-volume history of World War I; The Second World War, a six-volume history; and A History of the English Speaking Peoples, a six-volume work was completed toward the end of his life. In 1953, Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature, in recognition of his extensive writing as well as for his speeches throughout a long, distinguished career as a statesman. That same year, Queen Elizabeth II knighted Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill died on January 24, 1965, at the age of 70.

The Theatre of War
The Scenery
The Flora and Fauna
The People
Their Weapons
Their Disposition
The Ambitious Pathan
Quarrels with the British
Their Honour
A Redeeming Feature
The Darker Side
The Other Point of View
The Scale of the Work
Its Scope
Its Objects
The Malakand Camps
The Road to the Malakand
At the Top of the Pass
The Camp
Life on the Frontier
The Swat Valley
The Chitral Road
The Retention of Chitral
The Outbreak
The Causes
The Undercurrent
The Means
The Miracles
Rumours of War
The Movable Column
The Storm Bursts
The Attack on the Malakand
The Surprise
The Defence of the Defile
“Rattray's Sikhs”
The Central Position
The Fight for the Quarter Guard
Lieutenant Costello, V.C.
Repulse of the Enemy
Evacuation of the North Camp
Approach of Reinforcements
The Night of the 27th
The Serai
Lieutenant Climo's Counter Attack
Merciful Courage
The Night of the 29th
The Repulse of the Enemy
The Relief of Chakdara
The Force of Circumstances
Formation of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Bindon Blood
Chakdara in Danger
First Attempt to Relieve Chakdara
Arrival of the General
His Dispositions
The Key of the Position
The Morning of the 2nd of August
Rout of the Enemy
The Cavalry Pursuit
Chakdara Relieved
The Defence of Chakdara
The Fort
The Warning
A Gallop Home
The First Attack
The Cavalry Dash
Continued Assaults
The Signal Tower
Exhaustion of the Defenders
Sepoy Prem Singh
Critical Situation
The Urgent Appeal
The Final Attack
The Cavalry to the Rescue
A Finish in Style
The Casualties
The Gate of Swat
Formation of the 3rd Brigade
The Marks of War
Submission of the Lower Swatis
The Special Force
The Action of Landakai
The Artillery Preparation
The Flank Attack
Capture of the Ridge
A Disastrous Incident
A Gallant Feat of Arms
The Victoria Cross
Knights of the Sword and Pen
Buddhist Remains
The Light of Other Days
Return of the Troops
The Advance against the Mohmands
Causes of the Expedition
Summary of the Action of Shabkadr
The Forces Employed
General Plan of the Operations
Advance of the Malakand Field Force
The Passage of the Panjkora
Political Aspect of the Country
The Jandul Valley
The Seven Khans
Frontier Diplomacy
An Afghan Napoleon
Unpractical Reflections
Under the Chenars
The Arms Question
Its Significance
The Utman Khel Passes
A Virgin Valley
A Successful “Bluff”
The Camp at Night
The March to N�wagai
March to Shumshuk
The First Shot
The Koh-i-Mohr
The Rambat Pass
The Watelai Valley
Night of the 14th of September
The Camp at In�yat Kila
The Action of the M�mund Valley, 16th September
The Cavalry Skirmish
The Advance on Shahi-Tangi
The Counter Attack
Retirement down the Spur
Repulse of the Enemy
Second Attack and Capture of Shahi-Tangi
The Guides to the Rescue
The Rearguard
The Night
At In�yat Kila
The Relief of Bilot
The Story of the Night
Rest and Recuperation
Negotiations for Peace
The Situation
“The Light of Asia”
The Strategic Situation
Decision of the General
Rival Inducements
Alarums and Excursions
The Night Attack
The Casualties
Dismay of the Tribes
The Mohmand Field Force
Sir Pertab Singh
Polo as an Imperial Factor
Departure of the 3rd Brigade
Back to the M�mund Valley
Dulce Domum
The Peace Negotiations
Renewal of Hostilities
Some Misconceptions
The Attack upon Agrah
The Royal West Kent
A Soldier's Fate
The Artillery
The Casualties
Affair of 3rd October
The 10th Field Battery
The Compensations of War
The Work of the Cavalry
Progress of the Negotiations
Cavalry Skirmish, 6th October
General R�sum� of Cavalry Work throughout the Campaign
The Neglect of British Cavalry
Departure of the R.W.K.
Health of British Infantry
J�r, 9th October
A Typical Night
Across the Panjkora
Negotiations with the M�munds
Surrender of Rifles
The Durbar
The Political Officers
The Last of In�yat Kila
Submission of the Salarzais
The Sikh and the Pathan: A Comparison
The Return to Malakand.
Military Observations
Employment of Artillery
The Dum-Dum Bullet
The Military Problem
The Young Soldier
Short Service
The Courage of the Soldier
And Last … The Riddle of the Frontier
The Question
The “Forward Policy”
Its Present Results
What might have been
The Responsibility
At Sea
The Course
Silver v. Steel
Looking Backward
The End
Appendix. Extracts from Official Despatches
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