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Field Operation - Zakka Khel, 1908. Bazar Valley Field Force. Division of the Chief of Staff. Army Head Quarters. Mobilisation Branch. Case No. 672.

ANON. (1908].)


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4to. Somewhat wormed and browned, rear inner hinge cracked, but on the whole very good in the original cloth-backed boards, rubbed. 28pp., 8pp., 134pp. [Government of India Central Printing Office, 7-4-

Designated "Confidential" this one of 30 copies only. Reprints the official correspondence relating to this campaign together with a complete register of despatches. The Zakka Khel lived in the Bazar Valley, south of the Khyber, and between 1901 and 1908 their raiding parties, which penetrated as far as Peshawar, had killed thirty-two British subjects, twenty-nine had been wounded and thirty-seven kidnapped and held to ransom. Swinson remarks that the punitive expedition which resulted "... was... notable solely for the fact that it provided a baptism of fire for the future Field Marshal Wavell, then a young subaltern."

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