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The FeringheesSir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race$
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Elizabeth Hamilton

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199460113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.001.0001

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The Third Afghan War

The Third Afghan War

(p.52) 6 The Third Afghan War
The Feringhees

Elizabeth Hamilton

Oxford University Press

In May 1919, when a detachment of Amanullah’s Afghan troops enter the Khyber, war is declared. A hostile mob gathers in Peshawar and the British women and children are advised to sleep in the billiard room at the Club for safety. During the afternoon siesta hour, Roos Keppel orders the cavalry to close all the 16 gates of the city, intimidating the crowds with armoured cars, although the troops have strict orders not to open fire so that, in contrast to Amritsar, there are no casualties. The British in Peshawar are alarmed when the Kurram is threatened by a force under Nadir Khan. The militia there stay loyal and hostilities come to an end when the amir calls for an armistice. After the Peace Treaty is signed in August, troubles persist among the tribes and Barton is appointed to act as Political Adviser to the Field Force, which is assembling to deal with the problem

Keywords:   Khyber, Peshawar, Third Afghan War, Amritsar, Kurram, Nadir Khan, Political Adviser to the Field Force, William Barton

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