Chitral. The Story of a Minor Siege.
ROBERTSON Sir George S. (1898.)
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Numerous plates, 5 maps (some folding). 8vo. Very good modern half calf over marbled boards, gilt. xi, 363 pp. London,
Riddick 403, "In January 1895, Robertson arrived at Gilgit to serve as the British Agent over this mountainous district in the North-West Province between Kashmir and Afghanistan. The town of Chitrál and the Chitráli tribesmen came within Robertson's administration. Robertson's personal narrative describes the contest for control of Chitrál at the death of Aman-ul-mulk and the consequent siege of Robertson and an army contingent for fifty days until April 10, 1896... Robertson included sufficient third party description of events outside the besieged Chitrál to add to the meaning of events and build a level of tension until the siege's lifting by advancing British forces led by Colonel Kelly. Treachery, pain, misjudgement, and great excitement are present in abundant measures. Robertson's firm grip on events in the fort at Chitrál are equalled by his tightly woven tale."
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