BMMHS Evening Meeting: Frontier Ablaze

Frontier Ablaze

How the British Army operated on India’s N.W. Frontier in the 1930s

Speaker: Mike Tickner

Wednesday 13th July 2022; 7:30pm

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Frontier Ablaze

How the British Army operated on India’s N.W. Frontier in the 1930s

Nick Brazil Forgotten war
Army column crossing a river in the North West Frontier. For all the world It could be a still from a feature film. © Nick Brazil
History of the Gurkhas
2nd Battalion 5th Gurkha Rifles at Ahnai Tangi, North-West Frontier, India, 14 January 1920
Mike Tickner, our presenter today, is a regular army officer with a keen interest in the Indian Army and regularly speaks to military and civilian groups and clubs, writes articles and has led battlefield studies. Service on the NW Frontier was characterised by searing heat, freezing winds, boredom, fatigue and sudden, violent death. Between 1936-7, 60,000 Indian and British troops deployed to Waziristan to fight the Fakir of Ipi in the last major Frontier campaign before independence. Join the Column as it advances through the mountains and is attacked by Wazir and Mahsud tribesmen. Will the Column reach their camp tonight?

About the speaker - Mike Tickner

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