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[19857]  INDIA - GB ... 1st AFGHAN WAR MAJOR-GENERAL W.K. ELPHINSTONE…  1840 (Apr 18)
[19857]  INDIA - GB ... 1st AFGHAN WAR MAJOR-GENERAL W.K. ELPHINSTONE…  1840 (Apr 18)
[19857]  INDIA - GB ... 1st AFGHAN WAR MAJOR-GENERAL W.K. ELPHINSTONE…  1840 (Apr 18)
[19857]  INDIA - GB ... 1st AFGHAN WAR MAJOR-GENERAL W.K. ELPHINSTONE…  1840 (Apr 18)
[19857] INDIA - GB ... 1st AFGHAN WAR MAJOR-GENERAL W.K. ELPHINSTONE… 1840 (Apr 18) Entire cross written letter together with English transcript & copy of National Dictionary of Biography to daughter in London from Major General W.K. Elphinstone (1782-1842) Commanding Benares Division of Bengal Army & written from Meerut NWP with red framed Meerut /Paid via Marseilles & red oval India, initially incorrectly charged 1/- & altered to 2/8 with red London Foreign Branch Crown deleting 1/- & with London (10 Jun) arrival date stamp. ............................................................................................... 1st Afghan war April 1839 - Sep 1842. General Elphinstone was given Command of the Benares Division in 1839 & yet despite being old with little or no knowledge of the North West Province in very poor health, crippled with gout & unable to cope with the terrain he was later in March 1841 given Command of the Cabul garrison. November 1841 saw the Afghans surround Cabul & Jan 1842 Elphinstone is blamed for the loss of an estimated 4,000 soldiers & 12,000 camp followers at the Khyber Pass massacre. Perhaps the Indian government should take blame for giving the important command to a man in the full knowledge of his age, health & long absence from action
US$600
[17006]  INDIA - GB...2nd AFGHAN WAR to JERSEY CHANNEL ISLANDS..  1880 (Apr 23)
[17006]  INDIA - GB...2nd AFGHAN WAR to JERSEY CHANNEL ISLANDS..  1880 (Apr 23)
[17006] INDIA - GB...2nd AFGHAN WAR to JERSEY CHANNEL ISLANDS.. 1880 (Apr 23) Plain envelope to Miss Fenwick, St. Heliers, Jersey endorsed "Via Brindisi / Stamped 4 ½ annas" bearing QV 4a & ½a cancelled pen strokes & tied Jellabad P.O. /L within 8 bars duplex date stamp & with on reverse Jellabad (23 Apr) single ring + Outw /Bombay (30 Apr) transit & Jersey / B 1 (20 May) arrival cds ..............Military campaign mail to or from the Channel islands is extremely elusive & scarce
US$300
[14320]  INDIA....NW FRONTIER OPERATIONS AGAINST AFGHANISTAN...  1921 (May 14)
[14320]  INDIA....NW FRONTIER OPERATIONS AGAINST AFGHANISTAN...  1921 (May 14)
[14320] INDIA....NW FRONTIER OPERATIONS AGAINST AFGHANISTAN... 1921 (May 14) Stampless envelope to Coonoor, Nilgis endorsed "On Field Service" from H. Hacking, Chaplain, Khyber Pass, NWF cancelled with boxed Field Service/Postage Free hand stamp & on back poor Landi Kotal cds [14 May] & Coonoor arrival cds [21 May]........................In early 1921 a British Military Mission went to Kabul, and had troops stationed at the entrance to Afghanistan in the event of more trouble to secure entrance & exit
US$250
[14231]  AFGHANISTAN - BURMA.....3rd AFGHAN WAR...  1919 (Aug)
[14231]  AFGHANISTAN - BURMA.....3rd AFGHAN WAR...  1919 (Aug)
[14231] AFGHANISTAN - BURMA.....3rd AFGHAN WAR... 1919 (Aug) Stampless envelope to Mandalay endorsed OAS from soldier in Royal Engineers with unframed arched half circle Passed /By /Censor handstamp & on back Mandalay (9 Aug) arrival cds ........................Very rare censored item from the actual fighting period of May-Aug 1919
US$600
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