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..
The Viscount Fincastle V. C. & P. C. Eliott-Lockhart
A Frontier Campaign by The Viscount Fincastle V. C. & P. C. Eliott-Lockhart and Documents & Photographs of Fincastle’s Horse During the Boer War
A unique edition of ‘A Frontier Campaign’
This remarkable book of military experiences on the North West Frontier of India during the last years of the 19th century was written by two young serving..
W. J. Ottley
With the Indian Army of the ‘Tibet Mission Force’ 1903-04
War through high passes to Tibet
Following the subjugation of the Punjab, the kingdom of the Sikhs, in the middle years of the 19th century the British Empire effectively controlled the Indian sub-..
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 Autobiography of the First British Private Soldier to Rise to the Highest Rank
Scarlet coat to red-tabs
It is a common aspect of uncommon men that their lives are so exceptional that they cannot be adequately described in a few words. So much the better then that the author o..
H. C. Thomson
An Account of the Anglo-Tribal Conflict, North West Frontier, 1895
Chitral—an iconic episode in the history of the British Raj
Anyone interested in the history of the British Empire in India and particularly of the post-mutiny Raj period will know that as the Brit..
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..
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 ..
The Experiences of a Fusilier on Campaign During the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny and the Umballah Campaign 1853-72
A classic account of the Fusiliers on Campaign by a soldier author
There was a time when Timothy Gowing’s book about his campaigns with the 7th—The Royal Fusiliers—made him one of the most well kno..
W. H. G. Kingston
The Wars, Campaigns, Regiments and Soldiers of the British & Indian Armies During the Victorian Era, 1839-1898
The men and events that turned the map 'red' for the Queen Empress
This is an excellent and readable account of the British and Imperial Armies at war during the great years of Empire. Accessible a..
14 First Hand Accounts
Fourteen first hand accounts from the ranks of the British Army during Queen Victoria's Empire
Original & True Battle Stories
Recollections of the Indian Mutiny
With the 49th in the Crimea
With the Guards in Egypt
The Charge of the Six Hundred
Told from the Ranks Queen Victoria’s long reign encompassed the British Empire at its height. All over the world her soldiers in Red Coats and Khaki fought wars in mountains and jungles, deserts and f..
by G.J. Younghusband
The Exploits of the Soldiers of the famous Indian Army Regiment from the northwest frontier 1847 - 1900.
Most regiments can lay claim to renown, but some transcend this to achieve fame. The Guides - a corps. of both infantry and cavalry is one of the exalted few. Founded by Harry Lumsden (himself a figur..