Michael Barthorp "The North-West Frontier. British India and Afghanistan. A Pictorial History 1839-1947"
Blandford Press Ltd | 1982 | ISBN 1850790752 | 184 pages | PDF | 188MB
This book vividly conveys Britain's century-long preoccupation with the Frontier, from the first disastrous adventure into Afghanistan until her withdrawal in 1947. Inevitably, it is chiefly a story of conflict, of bloody struggle against determined and cunning opponent, amid pitiless terrain. There was bravery, cruelty, devotion, and trickery on both sides, but there developed a redeeming thread of mutual respect, even affection, between Briton and Pathan which survived the hostility between them.