Frontier Fighters


On Active Service in Waziristan

By: Walter Cumming, James Cumming
Edited by: Jules Stewart

Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781848842410
Published: 12th May 2010
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

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Frontier Fighters

These are fascinating memoirs of a British officer who fought the legendary Pathan tribesmen of the North-West Frontier, right up to the beginning of WW2. He describes desperate battles against this highly skilled and ruthless enemy. Pathan atrocities were commonplace and no prisoners were taken. 

Cumming served in two Frontier units, the South Waziristan Scouts and the Corps of Guides. Waziristan, the home of Wazirs and Mahsuds, the most warlike of Pathan tribes, is today a sanctuary for Al Qaeda and Taleban terrorists.

Frontier Fighters describes the closing stages of Britain’s imperial presence on the sub-continent. Yet apart from the pig sticking, polo and hunting, there was great excitement, danger and gallantry. A unique bond existed between the British and their native troops. Paradoxically Cumming went on to command a Pathan regiment in North Africa in WW2.

Author: Born at Quetta (now in Pakistan) Walter Cumming enlisted in the Indian Army during the Great War and became a Viceroy Commissioned Officer. His units, the South Waziristan Scouts and The Corps of Guides, were highly respected and consistently deployed to the most dangerous areas. 

Editor: Jules Stewart is a former academic and journalist who has lived in Europe and the USA. He is now freelance and his published works focus on the Indian sub continent. He lives in London.



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