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Guide to the British Military Operations in Waziristan Photograph Album SC 1174
SC 1174  
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Description
A photograph album depicting British Military operations in Waziristan, then a region of India, in 1922 and 1923, prior to the Pink's War. Photographs mainly relate to military camps and convoys throughout the region.
Background
After World War I, growing tension in the region of Waziristan, then part of India, now straddling the Pakistan and Afghanistan border, had hit the zenith as local Maseed, or Mahsūd, tribesmen steadfastly refused to be subdued by the British colonial control and carried out a series of successful attacks against British regimental bases. For years British were engaged in a continuing effort to pacify militant tribesmen in the province but were losing ground. The anti-colonial campaign from local tribes eventually led to Pink’s War in 1925, an air-to-ground British campaign against mountain region strongholds.
Extent
0.02 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.