'General Wilcocks and Staff watching the action at Halwai, 21 February' 1908
Photograph by Captain E T Rich, Corps of Royal Engineers, North West Frontier, India, 1908.
The Bazar Valley Field Force, consisting of 14,000 men under the command of Major-General Sir George Wilcocks, was dispatched on 13 February 1908, against the Zakha Khels, because of a wholesale robbery under arms. The expedition was well conducted, and a great success, as the troops involved were well experienced in hill fighting. They made the tribesmen sue for peace and come to terms within three weeks.
From an album of photographs compiled by General Sir S F Muspratt.
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