The Story of the Guides
Col. G.J. Younghusband, C.B. - Queen's Own Corps of Guides. Author of "Eighteen Hundred Miles on a Burmese Tat," "Indian Frontier Warfare," "The Relief of Chitral," "The Phillipines and Round About," ETC." Printed 1908 with illustrations. "The duties of the Corps of Guides were clearly and concisely defined..... It was to contain trustworthy men, who could, at a moment's notice, act as guides to troops in the field; men capable, too, of collecting trustworthy intelligence beyond, as well as within, our borders; and, in addition to all this, men, ready to give and take hard blows, whether on the frontier or in a wider field. And finally, they were to be a new feature in the fighting forces of the Empire". This book is a grand description of a famous unit which fought on the frontiers of India under the Raj. great pictures and a fascinating tale. (Col. Younghusband is famous for leading the abortive British invasion of Tibet in 1904) A rare book which provides an insight into the frontier policing of the British Army in the Raj.