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'THIM DAYS IS GONE' [‎32r] (63/248)

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The record is made up of 1 file (124 folios). It was created in c 1980. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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Gin and Garlands
October 1936 came
the post of
c r z%v°:z
Within a few weeks, the battery was to
active service. This was a sad blow,as
all been waiting for - the chance to put
we had honed for so many years, and to
against a real enemy.
move into Waziristan on
it was the chance we had
into practice the skills
fire our guns in anger
- h or C as Se th 0 p f mnH e p diSP h te wa ! simp,e - A young Pathan had abducted
or as the modern phrase has it kidnapped - a Hindu girl from
induced to mumble what must have been to her
Arabic phrase "La Ileh il-Allah wa Mohammed
technically made her a muslim, and then been
^.' nc P mprel ? ensible ceremony, to her
Bannu, who had been
an incomprehensible
rasul Allah" which
'married', in an
abductor and spirited off into theVlds o? Waziristan
of rd ni S 'ra?sed UP °? ^'i 00 , 3 ' reli g 1ous leader, known as the Faqir
^ sed a tribal lashkar to defend the rinht nf tho
man to keep his bride The on 1 i t i i h / 9h , f the youn 9
♦- .u i ,ne political authorities decreed aft-or*
V/f r : ”'-
exercise^fn mn° t \ scover * but the army benefited by a useful
won the M.C. warfare, and the officer who took my place
I'Ced^to :ake SP a ee s d ta n r 9 t 0 In t0 the . f ' esbpp ts of Rajputana, where
which" would enable me o p C i q a U v lr ’a n9 nart kn0W,ed ^ *" d ^ills
confrontations in the future. preventing such
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m «Mne Wh ( 0 and ^nc i d^n t,y C ’ ^ab, e P °'rn’e^to ZcViV;^ ' dr f VrtUhnp

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A memoir written by Major Maurice Patrick O'Connor Tandy recounting his career in the Royal Artillery, Rajputana, Sialkot, Persia, North West Frontier Province, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , and Kuwait.

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1 file (124 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 124; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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