This is an official account of the operations undertaken by the Bazar Valley Field Force in February/March 1908, a punitive expedition against the Zakka Khel Afridis. This was the fourth occasion on which it had been found necessary to send a punitive force into the valley during the past thirty years. The first chapter gives a short account of the events leading up to the expedition which was under the command of Major-General Sir James Willcocks who, a few weeks after the end of this expedition was taking anoher against the Mohmands. Chapters II and III contain the details of the operations including the composition of the Force and the results. Appendix I is Sir James Willcocks’s despatch naming those who had distinguished themselves and listing all the casualties by name and unit with the nature of the wounds. There is a complete list of the staff showing appointments and the names of those filling them with their parent units. Another appendix contains the Political report of the expedition, followed by the Engineer report, expedition strength return, signals report and ammunition expenditude
FRONTIER AND OVERSEAS EXPEDITIONS FROM INDIA: VOLUME II (SUPPLEMENT A) OPERATIONS AGAINST THE ZAKKA KHEI AFRIDIS 1908
Official account of the Bazar Field Force, a punitive expedition against the Zakka Khel Afridis in February/March 1908, led by Major-General Sir James Willcocks.