High Noon of Empire: The Diary of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Tyndall 1895 to 1915

High Noon of Empire: The Diary of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Tyndall 1895 to 1915


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Henry Tyndall was a typical product of the Victorian age - an intensely patriotic army officer who served in India, on the North-West Frontier, on the Western Front and in East Africa at the height of the British empire. For 20 years, from 1895 to 1915, he kept a detailed diary that gives a vivid insight into his daily life and concerns, his fellow officers and men, and the British army of his day. He also left a graphic account of his experiences on campaign in the First World War and in the Third Afghan War.

B.A. 'Jimmy' James has edited and annotated Tyndall's diary in order to make it fully accessible to the modern reader. As he notes in his introduction, 'this marching soldier of the queen was a gallant officer who conscientiously served his sovereign wherever duty called... his diary deserves attention as it reflects the manners, customs and attitudes of this vanished age.'

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ISBN-13: 9781844155781
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

John Laffin and BA 'Jimmy' James are experts in Victorian military history.

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Foreword   John Laffin     xi
Acknowledgements     xiii
Historical Sketch - India, Afghanistan and the North West Frontier     1
Diary - 1895 to 1915 with Comments and Explanatory Notes     39
Tyndall's Subsequent Career - 1915 to 1925     151
Service Career of Lieutenant Colonel H.S. Tyndall DSO     175
5th Battalion (Pathans) 14th Punjab Regiment formerly 40th Pathans     176
Personalities     177
The Malakand Field Force 1897     178
East Africa - Order of Battle     180
Bibliography     182
Index     185

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