Friday, June 12, 2009

What Goes Around Comes Around

I'm reading a new bio of Winston Churchill called Warlord. Here is an account, with an accompanying map, of one of his first actions as a war correspondent.

...the Mullah of Swat ("the Mad Mullah"), a Muslim holy man, incited the native Pathan tribesmen to rebel against the British presence and control the territory they believed was rigthfully theirs. The insurgents attacked the Gibraltar-like fort at Chakdara and the garrison posted at Malakand Pass, both of which secured access to the Swat Valley...

The year: 1897

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