North West Frontier 1908: The Zakka Khel & Mohmand Campaigns by Peter Duckers
In the Spring of 1908, British and Indian forces waged two campaigns on the North West Frontier. The first, briefer campaign was launched against the Zakka Khel, south of the Khyber Pass, and the other, more serious affair, was directed against the Hill Mohmands, north of Peshawar. Both were long-established enemies of the British-and on numerous occasions in the past had been the target of punitive expeditions.
The present work offers a detailed study of both of these neglected campaigns, based on the available regimental histories, British and Indian, and on contemporary dispatches and accounts. It contains a wealth of information on the honours and awards conferred upon British and Indian forces for both campaigns, mentions in dispatches", lists of those killed or wounded in action, Orders of Battle, Staff appointments and other details.
It is hoped that the publication of this work will revive interest in two long-forgotten but typical examples of warfare on the North West Frontier in the age of the Raj.
Published by Spink & Sons LTD in 2006