J. W. Fortescue
An outstanding analysis of The First Afghan War
Among British Army historians the reputation of Sir John Fortescue stands virtually without equal. His comprehensive fourteen volume history is a wor..
Daniel Henry Mackinnon
the Experiences of an Officer of the H. M. 16th (The Queen’s) Lancers During the 1st Afghan War & the 1st Sikh War 1838-1846—Volumes 1 & 2 Complete
Two wars—two volumes, combined into one essential first hand account of the British cavalry in India
Readers interested in the military history of British India during the 19th century will discove..
G. J. Younghusband
The Military Methods of the British Empire on the Sub-Continent 1878-1900
The tactics of the British military during the era of ‘the Great Game’
By the end of the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the British Empire had secured the Indian sub-continent as the most significant jewel..
The Kabul Insurrection of 1841-42 & Rough Notes During Imprisonment in Affghanistan, 1843
A classic account of the war in Afghanistan
This is a well known and highly regarded book concerning the First Afghan War, it was written by a senior British soldier who experienced the conflict at..
A Mountain Campaign on the Borders of Afghanistan in 1863—the British Raj and Tribesmen on the Northwestern Frontier of India
A small war on the burning border
The North west frontier of India was always a troubled one for the British Empire. It offered perfect terrain for defence and the opposite for offensive operations..
Peter S. Lumsden
The Life and Campaigns of the Founder of the Corps of Guides—An Elite Regiment of the Indian Army
The life of the founder of the famous frontier force
British India gave rise to a number of notable regiments and among them were few which could compare with the individualism, élan, fame and prow..
Charles R. Martin
With the Gordon Highlanders During the Second Afghan War & First Boer War 1867-84
The Gordons in Afghanistan and South Africa
Charles Martin’s riveting recollections of his time as a soldier in the ranks of the 92nd, the Gordon Highlanders in the latter part of the nineteenth ce..
John Martin Bladen Neill
The Recollections of an Officer of H. M. 40th Regiment During the First Afghan War 1838-42
The road back to the Afghan capital after disaster
The writer of this vital first hand account of the First Afghan War was an officer serving with the 40th Foot. His regiment formed part of Nott's ..
Lewis Robert Stacy
Narrative of Services in Beloochistan & Afghanistan, With the Army of the Indus, and Beyond
The sharp end of the First Afghan War
The author of this book, Colonel Stacy was a highly regarded and capable British soldier destined to acquire much experience of campaigning and battle upon the..
John Haughton & Eden Vansittart
The Defence of Char-Ee-Kar During the First Afghan War, 1841
Char-Ee-Kar and Service There With the 4th Goorkha Regiment
Notes on Goorkhas Including the Goorkha War & Types of Ghoorkha Soldiers
The hill men with kukris at war in Afghanistan, 1841
The Ghurkhas—the irrepressible warriors from Nepal—were, soon after their own war with the British, incorporated as a vital component part with ..
W. J. Gould
The Experiences of a Sergeant of 16th Queen’s Lancers in Afghanistan, the Gwalior War, the First Sikh War and the Kaffir War
The Life of a Scarlet Lancer at war
This is an essential book for all those interested in the wars in India as the British Empire finally brought the jewel of the sub-continent into the crown of it..
A Brief Sketch 1839-1842
A concise outline of Britain’s first conflict in Afghanistan
Whereas the history of British invasion, occupation, adventure and misadventure in Afghanistan in the nineteenth century is well known t..
An Indomitable Victorian Lady’s Account of the Retreat from Kabul During the First Afghan War
The hard road back to India
There are few books that can truly be said to be unique, but this is one. Afghanistan has been a battleground since man has occupied its hostile landscape and others hav..
The Experiences of a Trooper of H. M. 4th Light Dragoons During the First Afghan War
Up the Indus to Ghuznee and Kabul
William Taylor, the author of this book, was a trooper in H.M 4th Light Dragoons in India as the campaign began to place Shah Shuja on the throne of Afghanistan. T..
F. G. Cardew
An Invaluable Reference Resource
A history from 1599 to 1895
Lieutenant Cardew's excellent history of the Bengal Native Army is an invaluable reference resource for all those interested in the British in India and the armies of th..