An Afridi sentry of the Frontier Constabulary with Kohistani prisoners, 1934
Photograph by Lieutenant L H Landon, Royal Artillery, India, North West Frontier, 1934.
The Afridi tribe were one of the most powerful on the frontier. When their clans were not fighting each other or attacking other Pathan tribes, they were frequently engaged against British-Indian forces. The British respected their fighting qualities and went at great lengths to enlist them into the Indian Army and frontier militias. The latter units provided a useful link between the British and the local tribes and helped keep the peace.
One of 4 photographs taken by Lieutenant L H Landon, Royal Artillery, while on leave in the Kagan Valley, 1934.
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