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CHITRAL The Story of a Minor Siege

Sir George Robertson K.C.S.I.

Editorial: Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1898
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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CHITRAL The Story of a Minor Siege. Sir George S. Robertson. Methuen & Co Ltd., London 1898 First Edition 368pp plus 40pp Publisher's Adverts. This copy is bound in burgundy linen covered boards with gilt titling to the spine, which is lightly sunned and bright gilt titling and borders to the upper board. here is a small pinch to the spine and some 'pushing' to the head and foot of the spine There is gilt top page edges, the other edges are uncut. There is a neat signature to the front paste down and some typical offsetting to the endpapers. There is some mild, occasional spotting throughout There are thirty two black and white plates. In 1893, after his travels in Kafiristan, Surgeon Major Robertson was assigned to the then-independent State of Chitral once again, this time as a political agent. In 1895 he brought a force of around 400 soldiers, under the direct command of Captain Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend, from Gilgit to oversee the transfer of power in Chitral following the murder of its ruler. After his arrival, Robertson engaged in a series of complex political and military maneuvers, including an unsuccessful sortie on 3 March 1895, from his base in Chitral Castle. The British forces took heavy losses during this sortie and retreated to the castle, where they endured a month-long siege from hostile factions. The siege was raised on 19 April when a relief force, under Colonel Kelly, arrived and dispersed the hostile tribesmen. For his service during the famous "Siege of Chitral" Robertson was made a Knight Commander in the Order of the Star of India (K.C.S.I) The Chitral Expedition was a military expedition in 1895 sent by the British authorities to relieve the fort at Chitral which was under siege after a local coup. After the death of the old ruler power changed hands several times. An intervening British force of about 400 men was besieged in the fort until it was relieved by two expeditions, a small one from Gilgit and a large one from Peshawar. Ref KK5 Size: 368pp. N° de ref. de la librería 012262

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Título: CHITRAL The Story of a Minor Siege

Editorial: Methuen & Co. Ltd., London

Año de publicación: 1898

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro:Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

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