With Kelly to Chitral
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Project Gutenberg's With Kelly to Chitral, by William George Laurence BeynonThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.netTitle: With Kelly to ChitralAuthor: William George Laurence BeynonRelease Date: January 5, 2004 [EBook #10603]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WITH KELLY TO CHITRAL ***Produced by Gail J. Loveman, David Starner, Dave Morgan and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team[Illustration: Chitral Bridge and Fort.]WITH KELLY TO CHITRALByLIEUTENANT W.G.L. BEYNON, D.S.O. 1st BATTALLION 3rd GOORKA RIFLESSTAFF OFFICER TO COLONEL KELLY'S RELIEF FORCE1896GILGIT,21st October 1895MY DEAR MOTHER,Before you read this short history of a few brief weeks, I must warn you that it is no record of exciting adventure orheroic deeds, but simply an account of the daily life of British officers and Indian troops on a frontier expedition.How we lived and marched, what we ate and drank, our small jokes and trials, our marches through snow or rain, hotvalleys or pleasant fields, in short, all that contributed to fill the twenty-four hours of the day is what I have to tell.I write it for you, and that it may please you is all I ask.—Your son,W.B.CONTENTSCHAPTER I - INTRODUCTORYCHAPTER II - THE MARCH BEGINSCHAPTER III - THE SHANDUR ...

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Project Gutenberg's With Kelly to Chitral, by William George Laurence Beynon This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net
Title: With Kelly to Chitral Author: William George Laurence Beynon Release Date: January 5, 2004 [EBook #10603] Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WITH KELLY TO CHITRAL ***
Produced by Gail J. Loveman, David Starner, Dave Morgan and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team
[Illustration: Chitral Bridge and Fort.]
WITH KELLY TO CHITRAL
By
LIEUTENANT W.G.L. BEYNON, D.S.O. 1st BATTALLION 3rd GOORKA RIFLES
STAFFOFFICER TO COLONEL KELLY'S RELIEFFORCE
1896
GILGIT, 21st October 1895 MYDEAR MOTHER,
Before you read this short history of a few brief weeks, I must warn you that it is no record of exciting adventure or heroic deeds, but simply an account of the daily life of British officers and Indian troops on a frontier expedition. How we lived and marched, what we ate and drank, our small jokes and trials, our marches through snow or rain, hot valleys or pleasant fields, in short, all that contributed to fill the twenty-four hours of the day is what I have to tell. I write it for you, and that it may please you is all I ask.—Your son, W.B.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTORY
CHAPTER II - THEMARCH BEGINS CHAPTER III - THESHANDUR PASS CHAPTER IV - FROM LASPUR TO GASHT CHAPTER V - CHOKALWAT CHAPTER VI - THERECONNAISSANCEFROM MASTUJ CHAPTER VII - THEFIGHT AT NISA GOL CHAPTER VIII - THEMARCH RESUMED THROUGH KILLA DRASAN CHAPTER IX - NEARINGCHITRAL CHAPTER X - WEREACH THEGOAL
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Those marked with a * are from Sketches by the Author.
*CHITRAL BRIDGEAND FORT
NIZAM-UL-MULK, MEHTER OFCHITRAL
*A "PARI" ON THEROAD TO GUPIS
*THESHANDUR PASS
*RECONNAISSANCESKETCH OFTHEPOSITION AT CHOKALWAT
*MASTUJ FORT
LOOKINGUP THENISA GOL NULLAH
*RECONNAISSANCESKETCH OFTHEPOSITION AT NISA GOL
MAP SHOWINGROUTEOFCOLONEL KELLY'S FORCES
    * * * * *
*** Thanks are due to the Publishers of Mr. Thomson'sThe Chitral Campaignfor the loan of two blocks illustrating "Chokalwat" and "Nisa Gol" from Lieut. Beynon's sketches.
[Illustration: MAP OF NORTH WEST FRONTIER OF INDIA*]
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