A rare and interesting account of a campaign during Britain’s unceasing attempts to prevent or at least deter, the fractious tribes of Afghanistan from disturbing the Raj in India. Sitana was a district which had never been entered before by British troops, and the author’s account of the short but sharp campaign there is a valuable one. He recounts the Sitana campaign, also known as the Afghan Frontier War, from the perspective of an eye-witness who was present at the storming of Laloo, the capture of Umbeylah, and the destruction of Mulka. Adye was an artillery officer and a veteran of the Indian Mutiny. The book is illustrated by a fine frontispiece engraving of the Umbeylah Pass, three main maps and several sketch maps. It should be of interest to all students of the Afghan Wars and 19th century colonial wars, set as it is in a region which is still the scene of conflict.
Col. John Adye, C.B.
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SB vii+101pp. 3 maps ,2004 N&MP Reprint of 1867 Original Edition
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