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From the nineteenth to the twenty first century how little has changed!
on 25 April 2015
I bought this out of curiosity as it was his first published book. His description of the conditions, the nature of the conflict and the best way of dealing with the problems of the frontier have a highly contemporary ring (if you put aside some of the inevitable assumptions of a nineteenth century British cavalry subaltern). Had his advice that silver is cheaper than bullets when dealing with the tribes of the north west frontier been followed in the twenty first century it might have saved a lot of blood and money.