Category Archives: 1939/02

February 28th 1939 – Razmak


Still snowing. Razani postponed until Friday for some reason. I pay Attam Khan today, and when it is all settled he takes a look at it and asks what he is going to get next month. I tell him the … Continue reading

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February 27th 1939 – Razmak


I got orders to rejoin Razani yesterday. That’s a bit of a blow, as I had intended visiting the 5/13 on March 3rd. However, it snowed a foot or so in the night so I am snowbound up here today.

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February 26th 1939 – Razmak


Continuous snow on and off, for the whole week practically now. The mountain tops look rather grim when you see them outlined in a gap in the smokey grey mist which swirls about their base. They seem to sort of … Continue reading

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February 20th 1939 – Razmak


There has been no mail for two days, but it has stopped snowing today, and they are snow clearing, so it ought to get up today. My sea boots are a godsend. There’s absolutely nothing to do up here. Saw … Continue reading

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February 19th 1939 – Razmak


I see the back intelligence reports today. Datta Khel seems to have been beseiged for about a week. The gun that blew up was a 2.75″ of local make, firing explosive shells. Mirali also seems to have been sniped pretty … Continue reading

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February 16th 1939 – Razmak


About 14 inches of snow. They say that that gun was tried out on Datta Khel again, a few days ago, and blew up, taking three dushmen with it. Had a talk with Major Allan. Razcol last year had 32 … Continue reading

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February 15th 1939 – Razmak


This morning dawns with six inches of snow, and it is continually a steady downpour. I have had two teeth stopped and go today for a final polish of stoppings. I hear the 1st Brigade went out yesterday, down the … Continue reading

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February 13th 1939 – Razmak


A strange incident last night. At about 11.45pm there is a noise of someone letting off his rifle continuously, pretty close, and gradually getting further away, as though he were running off down the road. At first I thought it … Continue reading

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February 11th 1939 – Razmak


I am up and walking about for two days now. Captain Fowler comes up, and says he is treating a Khassadar who got shot in the Razani shooting the other day. On the second attempt he got a bullet out … Continue reading

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February 10th 1939 – Razmak


I am pronounced bile free and advised to get up, as I’ll soon be discharged. This is the 13th day in hospital and I’m about fed up. It was a nice rest at first, between sheets after four weeks in … Continue reading

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