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This page is an index of the books and papers in my collection and consulted in my research. The publication date is noted, and if it is a reprinting the edition date and publisher (if new) is in parenthesis.

Accounts and reports

Anderson, J. H: The Afghan War 1878-1880. Carlisle & Gregson (for Staff College Entrance Examination) 1905.

Anderson, J. H: The Afghan War 1878-1880. 1905 (R. J. Leach & Co. 1991).

Atwood, Rodney: The March to Kandahar - Roberts in Afghanistan. Pen & Sword. 2008.

Balfour, Lady Betty: The History of Lord Lytton's Indian Administration, 1876-1880: compiled from Letters and Official Papers. Longmans, Green & Co. 1899.

Barthorp, Michael: Afghan Wars and the North-West Frontier 1839-1947. Cassell & Co. 1982 (2002).

Biddulph, M. A: Pishin & Routes Between India & Candahar. The Royal Geographical Society, 1880.

Brooke, Henry Francis; Brooke Annie: Private Journal of Henry Francis Brooke. William Curwen 1881 (Biblio Bazaar 2008).

Cardew, F. G. (under direction of C. M. MacGregor, with P. Oliver): The Second Afghan War 1878-80 Abridged Official Account. Produced by the Intelligence Branch Army Headquarters, India. John Murray, 1908.

Chapman, Lt. Col. E. F: The March from Kabul to Kandahar in August and the Battle of the 1st September 1880. The Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. XXV, 1881.

Colquhoun, J. A. S: With the Kurram Field Force 1878-79. W. H. Allen, 1881.

Crowley, Lt. Col. P. T: Afghanistan The Three Wars, Princess of Wale's Royal Regiment, (Queen's and Royal Hampshires). 2002.

Diver, Maude: Kabul to Kandahar. Peter Davies, 1935.

Duckers, Peter: Mazina 20th May 1880, an incident in the Afghan War. Armourer Magazine no. 38, April 2000.

Elliott, Major W. J.: The Victoria Cross in Afghanistan and on the Frontiers of India. Dean & Son, 1882.

Forbes, Archibald: The Afghan Wars 1839-1842 and 1878-80. Seeley & Co. 1892.

Fremont-Barnes, Gregory: Essential Histories: The Anglo-Afghan Wars 1839-1919. Osprey Publishing, 2009.

Gore, David: The Battle of Maiwand. Osprey Military Journal Vol. 2 No. 5. 2000.

Hanna, Colonel. H. B.: The Second Afghan War 1878-79-80: Its Causes, Its Conduct and Its Consequences. Archibald Constable & Co. 3 Volumes, 1899, 1904, 1910.

Hanna; Shadbolt; and unknown: The Campaigns of the Second Afghan War 1878-80. Army Publishing House, Rawalpindi. 2009 (1975; collected from other works).

Harvey, Col. A. J. W: Maiwand - 27 July 1880. Journal of the Royal Artillery, 1980.

Heathcote, T. A: The Afghan Wars 1839-1919. Osprey 1980.

Hensman, Howard: The Afghan War of 1879-80. W. H. Allen & Co, 1882.

Hills, Major-General Sir John: The Bombay Field Force 1880. R. Brimley Johnson, 1900.

Holdich, Captain T. H: Geographical Results of the Afghan Campaign. Royal Geographical Society extract 1881.

Latham, Captain H. B.: E/B RHA At Maiwand. Journal of the Royal Artillery Vol LV No.3, 1928.

Lewes, H. C.: Rough Diary of the March of I Battery 1st Brigade R.A. to Kandahar &c., November 1878 to April 1879. Kirkee, 1880.

Lovett, Brevet Lt.-Col., Bartrum, G. W.: Memorandum Regarding Duties Performed by the R.E. Brigade 1st Division Peshawur Field Force From November 1878 to March 1879. Paper VIII from the Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 1880.

Martin, Capt. Gerald: Survey Operations of the Afghanistan Expedition: the Kurram Valley. Proceedings of the Royal Georgraphical Society, Vol.1, No.10, Oct 1879.

Maxwell, Leigh: My God - Maiwand! Operations of the South Afghanistan Field Force 1878-80. Leo Cooper, 1979.

Paget, W. H., (updated by Mason A. H): A Record of the Expeditions Against the North-West Frontier Tribes. Whiting & Co. 1884.

Pretyman, G. T: Rough Notes on the Kabul-Kandahar March of August 1880. Journal of the Royal Artillery, c.1881.

Robson, Brian: Maiwand, 27th July 1880. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vol. LI no. 208, 1973.

Robson, Brian: The Road to Kabul, the Second Afghan War 1878-1881. Arms & Armour Press, 1986 (Spellmount 2003).

Scott, G. B. (not credited): Among the Affghans - A Surveyor's Narrative. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine No.769 (American Edition Vol.89 No.5) Nov 1879.

Snook, Mike: Afghanistan's Plains (Maiwand). BBC History Magazine Vol.7 no.12, Dec 2006.

Stacpoole-Ryding, Richard J.: Maiwand - the Last Stand of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment in Afghanistan 1880. The History Press, 2008.

Stewart, Jules: On Afghanistan's Plains - The Story of Britain's Afghan Wars. I. B. Tauris 2011.

Temple, R. C.: An Account of the Country Traversed by the Second Column of the Tal-Cho'tia'li Field Force in the Spring of 1879. extract from Vol XLIX Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, 1879.

Thackery, Lt. Col. E. T: Memorandum on Operations of the Bengal Sappers & Miners at Gandamak & Jagdalak, Afganistan. Vol VI, Paper VIII from the Professional Papers of the Royal Engineers, 1881.

unknown: The Afghan War: Passages from the Notebook of a Staff Officer part I, part II. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, April & March 1880.

unknown: The Ex-Amir Yakub Khan. From the Notebook of a Staff Officer. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, June 1880.

unknown: Some Reminiscences of an Old Rifleman. The King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle for 1912, Warren & Son Ltd. 1913.

Van Wart, R. B.: Great Exploits: Kabul to Kandahar With Roberts. Oxford University Press, 1941.

Yorke, Edmund: Battle Story - Maiwand 1880. Spellmount - The History Press, 2013.


Adye, Sir John: Soldiers & Others I Have Known. Herbert Jenkins Ltd., c.1925.

Ashe, Waller: Personal Records of the Kandahar Campaign, by officers engaged therein. David Bogue, 1881 (Elibron Classics c. 2003)

Chapple, J. L. & Wood, D. R. (editors): Kabul to Kandahar 1880, extracts from the diary of Lt. E. A. Travers, 2nd P.W.O. Goorkhas. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vol. LIX no. 240, 1981 and vol. LX no. 241, 1982.

Cooper, H: What the Fusiliers Did, an account of the part taken by the 1st Battalion 5th Northumberland Fusiliers in the Afghan Campaigns of 1878-9 and 1879-80. Antony Rowe Ltd, 1880. (Naval & Military Press, 2003)

Creagh, O'Moore: The Autobiography of General Sir O'Moore Creagh. Hutchinson & Co., c.1924.

Duckers, Peter: On Service in India, the Mein family photographs 1870-1901. Tempus, 2000.

Duke, Joshua: Recollections of the Kabul Campaign 1879 & 1880. W. H. Allen & Co. 1883.

Duly, Charles Edward: The Life of Trumpeter C. E. Duly, Late of the 9th Royal Lancers. Privately published (1890s?).

Elsmie, G. R: Field Marshal Sir Donald Stewart, an account of his life, mainly in his own words. John Murray, 1903.

Gerard, Sir Montagu: Leaves From the Diary of a Soldier & Sportsman. John Murray, 1903.

Gough, General Sir Hugh: Old Memories of Afghanistan. Pall Mall Magazine vol. XV, 1898, vol. XVII, 1899.

Hamilton, Sir Ian: Listening for the Drums. Faber and Faber Ltd. 1944.

Harrington, Peter (ed.): William Simpson's Afghanistan - travels of a special artist and antiquarian during the Second Afghan War 1878-1879. Helion & Co. Ltd., 2016.

Howard, Sir Francis: Reminiscences 1848-1890. John Murray, 1924.

Le Messurier, Major: Kandahar in 1879 Being the Diary of Major Le Messurier, R.E. W. H. Allen & Co. 1880.

MacGregor, Lady (editor): The Life & Opinions of Major-General Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor (vol II). William Blackwood & Sons, 1888.

Male, Rev. Arthur: Scenes through the Battle Smoke. Robert Culley (c.1910).

Martin, Charles R,: Adventures of a Highland Soldier - with the Gordon Highlanders during the Second Afghan War & First Boer War 1867-84. Imrie & Graham 1892 (Leonaur 2011).

Mitford, R. C. W: To Caubul with the Cavalry Brigade. W. H. Allen 1881 (Bhavana Books, 2000)

Moncrieff, Sir George Scott: Canals & Campaigns, an engineer officer in India 1877-1885. The British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA), 1987.

Murray, Sir Wyndham: A Varied Life. (For Private Circulation) Warren & Son Ltd. 1925.

Roberts, Frederick Sleigh: Forty-One Years in India from Subaltern to Commander-n-Chief. Macmillan & Co. 1897 (1900).

Robertson, Charles Gray: Kurum, Kabul & Kandahar, being a brief record of impressions in three campaigns under General Roberts. David Douglas 1881 (Ellibron Classics c.2003).

Robson, Brian (editor): The Kandahar Letters of the Reverend Alfred Cane. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vol. LXIX nos. 279 and 280, 1991.

Spottiswoode, Col. Robert: Reminiscences. (For Private Circulation) The Edinburgh Press. 1935.

Stewart, Major-General Sir Norman: My Service Days India, Afghanistan, Suakim '85 and China. George Bell & Sons, 1909.

Ternan, Brigadier-General Trevor: Some Experiences of an Old Bromsgrovian: Soldiering in Afghanistan, Egypt and Uganda. Cornish Brothers Ltd., 1930.

Trousdale, William: The Gordon Creeds in Afghanistan 1839 and 1878-79. The British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA), 1984.

Trousdale, William (editor): War in Afghanistan 1879-80, the personal diary of Major General Sir Charles Metcalfe Macgregor. Wayne State University Press, 1985.

Vaughan, General Sir J.: My Service in the Indian Army - and After. Archibald Constable 1904.

Warburton, Colonel Sir Robert: Eighteen Years in the Khyber 1879-1898. John Murray 1900 (Orient Publication Press, 1975).

Willcocks, Sir James: From Kabul to Kumassi: Twenty-Four Years of Soldiering and Sport. John Murray. 1904.

Wilson, Lt. Col. Humphrey M & Bittner, Donald F. (editors): The 12th Bengal Cavalry in the Second Afghan War, the diary of Lt. William Bernard Wilson. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vol. LVIII no. 235, 1980.

Younghusband, Maj. Gen. Sir George: Forty Years a Soldier. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1923.


Ali, Mohammed: The Victor of Maiwand. Punjab Educational Press, 1970.

Coates, Thomas F. G: Hector MacDonald or the Private who became a General. S. W. Partridge & Co. 1900.

Cobban, J. Maclaren: The Life and Deeds of Earl Roberts (in 4 volumes), vols 1-3, T. C. & E. C. Jack, vol 4, The Caxton Publishing Company, 1901.

Dey, Kally Prosono.: The Life & Career of Major Sir Louis Cavagnari, the British Envoy at Cabul. J N Ghose & Co., 1881.

Groser, Horace G.: Field Marshal Lord Roberts - a biographical sketch. Andrew Melrose. 1900.

Hutchins, Michael: Yours Pictorially, illustrated letters of Randolph Caldecott. Frederick Warne & Co. 1976.

James, David: Lord Roberts, Hollis & Carter, 1954.

Lutyens, Mary: The Lyttons in India, John Murray, 1979.

Robinson, Charles N: Celebrities of the Army. G. Newnes, 1902.

Robson, Brian (editor): Roberts in India, the military papers of Field Marshal Lord Roberts 1876-1893. Army Records Society, 1993.

Royle, Trevor: Fighting Mac, the downfall of Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald. Mainstream Publishing 1982 (2003).


Afghan Committee, The: Causes of the Afghan War: being a selection of the papers laid before parliament with a connecting narrative and comment. Chatto & Windus, 1879.

An Indian Officer: The True Story of Our Afghan Policy: an appeal to the British nation against factious misrepresentations. W H Allen & Co., 1880.

Arden, Y. R. The Afghanistan Medal 1878-80 and the Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880, Medals International, vol.4, no.6 July 1980.

Badcock, A. R, Hobday, T. F: Memorandum on Supplies in Kabul Nov 1879-Aug 1880, Arrangements for Supplies made during the march from Kabul to Kandahar 1880, Supplies in Kandahar Jan 1880. Intelligence Division 1892.

Barthorp, Michael: Kabul to Kandahar 1880, Military Illustrated Past & Present, No.35, Apr 1991.

Bellew, H. W: The Races of Afghanistan, being a brief account of the pricipal nations inhabiting that country. Thacker, Spink & Co. 1880.

Farrington, Anthony: The Second Afghan War 1878-1880 Casualty Roll. The London Stamp Exchange Ltd, 1986.

Hart, Lt. Gen. H. G: Hart's Annual Army List 1885, vol 1 & 2. John Murray, 1885 (Naval & Military Press, 2001).

Hevelock, Sir Henry; Stanhope, Edward: Afghan War (Officers Present with Native Regiments). The House of Commons 1880.

Hopkirk, Peter: The Great Game - On Secret Service in High Asia. John Murray, 1990 (The Folio Society Ltd., 2010).

Johnson, Rob: The Afghan Way of War Cluture and Pragmatism: A Critical History. Hurst & Company, 2011.

Khan, Omar: From Kashmir to Kabul, the photographs of John Burke and William Baker 1860-1900. Prestel, 2002.

Knollys, W. W.: Papers relating to the Advance of Ayoob Khan on Candahar. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty: 1880. The Edinburgh Review, 1880.

Malleson, Col. G. B: History of Afghanistan from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878. W. H. Allen & Co, 1878 (CD-ROM 2003).

Markham, C. R.: The Mountain Passes on the Afghan Frontier of British India. Extract from Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, 1879.

National Archives: The Afghan War Medal Roll 1878-1880 on CD-ROM. Yesteryears Genealogy Supplies, 2003.

Neville, Capt. H. L.: North-West Frontier: British and Indian Army Campaigns on the North-West Frontier of India 1849-1908. 1912 (Tom Donovan Publishing 1992).

Newspapers: various of The Times, The Illustrated London News, The Scotsman, The Graphic and others. 1878 onwards.

Norfolk, Simon; Campbell, David; Lowe, Paul: Burke + Norfolk Photographs from the War in Afghanistan by John Burke and Simon Norfolk. Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2011.

Noyce, Frank: England, India and Afghanistan An essay upon the relations, past and future between Afghanistan and the British Empire in India. C. J. Clay & Sons 1902.

Shadbolt, Sydney H: The Afghan Campaigns of 1878-1880, in two parts (Historical Division and Biographical Division). Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington 1882 (J.B. Hayward & Son c.1972).

Standard Games & Publications Ltd: Campaigns in Focus Vol. 2, the Second Afghan War.

Stacpoole-Ryding, Richard (editor): Maiwand Dispatches, The Journal for the Maiwand Luncheon attended by the Friends of Dr. Watson. No.5 (July 2005), No.6 (July 2006).

Victorian Military Society: Soldiers of the Queen no. 21, An earthen pipkin between two iron pots. May 1980. (and various articles in other issues).

Wilkinson-Latham, Robert: North-West Frontier 1837-19471. Osprey, 1977 (2005).

Woodburn, Brigadier C. W. The Bala Hissar of Kabul. The Institution of Royal Engineers, Professional Paper No.1 (2009).


Allardyce, Alexander: The Close of the Affghan Campaign. Blackwoods Magazine Nov 1880.

(Blackwood's Magazine): The Affghan War and its Authors. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine No.759 (American Edition Vol.88 No.1) Jan 1879.

Harrison, Frederic: Martial Law in Kabul,. The Fortnightly Review, 1879.

Quinault, Roland: Afghanistan and Gladstone's Moral Foreign Policy. History Today, 2002.

Rawlinson, Henry C: The Afghan Crisis. The Nineteenth Century, 1878.

Related & wider reference

Abbot, P. E: Recipients of the Distinguished Conduct Medal 1855-1909. J. B. Hayward 1975 (2nd 1987).

Barthorp, Michael & Burn, Jeffrey: Indian Infantry Regiments 1860-1914, Osprey, 1979 (2002).

Barthorp, Michael: The British Army on Campaign (3) 1856-1881. Osprey, 1988 (2005).

Crawford, Lt.-Col. D. G.: Roll of the Indian Medical Service 1615-1930. Thacker 1930.

Crawford, R. H: Pipers of the Highland Regiments 1854-1902. Savannah, 2009.

Dilks, David and Bridge, Roy: The British Empire vol. 4 part 48, The Great Game. Time-Life International, 1972 (1979).

Duckers, Peter: The British Indian Army 1860-1914. Shire Publications, 2003.

Featherstone, Donald: Tel El-Kebir 1882, Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt. Osprey, 1993.

Featherstone, Donald: Khaki & Red, soldiers of the Queen in India and Africa. Arms & Armour Press, 1995 (1997)

Fredericks, Pierce: The Sepoy and the Cossack. W. H. Allen & Co. 1972.

Glover, Michael and Chater, Chater Paul: An Assemblage of Indian Army Soldiers & Uniforms. Purnell Book Services Ltd., 1973.

Grant, James: Recent British Battles on Land and Sea. Cassell & Company, Ltd., 1897.

Hannavy, John: The Victorians and Edwardians at War. Shire Publications, 2012.

Harfield, Alan: The Indian Army of the Empress 1861-1903. Spellmount, 1990.

Harris, Ronald: Bengal Cavalry Regiments 1857-1914, Osprey, 1979 (2005).

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.: Uniforms Illustrated No.21: Victorian Colonial Wars. Arms & Armour Press, 1988.

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.: The Colonial Wars Sourcebook. Arms & Armour Press, 1995.

Hayward, John; Birch, Diana; Bishop, Richard: British Battles and Medals 7th edition. Spink 2006.

Holdich, Col. Sir T. H: Tirah. The Graphical Journal, 1898.

Holmes, Richard: Sahib - the British Soldier in India. Harper Collins, 2005.

Kaye, M. M: The Far Pavilions Picture Book. Penguin Books, 1978 (1979).

Knight, Ian: Go To Your God Like a Soldier: The British Soldier Fighting for Empire 1837-1902. Greenhill Books, 1996.

Knight, Ian: Queen Victoria's Enemies (3): India, Osprey, 1990 (2005).

MacMunn, Lt. Gen. Sir George (illustrated by A. C. Lovett): The Armies of India. A & C Black 1911 (Crécy Books 1984).

Malcolm, C. A: The Piper in Peace and War. John Murray 1927 (Hardwicke Press, 1993).

Nalson, David: The Victorian Soldier. Shire Publications, 2000.

Raugh Jr., Harold E.: The Victorians at War 1815-1914: An Encyclopedia of British Military History. ABC-CLIO 2004.

Rhé-Philipe, George William de, and Irving, Miles: Soldiers of the Raj. Punjab Government Press 1910, 1912 (The London Stamp Exchange 1989).

Robson, Brian: The Eden Commission and the Reform of the Indian Army 1879-1895. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vol. LX no. 241, 1982.

Rodenbough, Theo F: Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute, an account of Russia's advance toward India, based upon the reports and experiences of Russian, German and British officers and travellers; with a description of Afghanistan and of the military resources of the powers concerned. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885 (CD-ROM, c.2003).

Singer, André: Lords of the Khyber, the story of the North-West Frontier. Faber & Faber, 1984.

Stationary Office, Her Majesty's: Treatise on Ammunition, printed by Order of the Secretary of the State for War, corrected up to December 1877. (Naval and Military Press and Imperial War Museum, 2003).

Turner, Pierre: Soldiers' Accoutrements of the British Army 1750-1900. The Crowood Press, 2006.

Web resources: see the links page for further web resources.

Younghusband, Major G. J.: Indian Frontier Warfare (The Wolseley Series Vol.III). Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. 1898.

Regimental histories

Gardyne, Lt.-Col. C. Greenhill: The Life of a Regiment: the History of the Gordon Highlanders From 1816-1898. David Douglas, 1903.

McIntyre, Martin: The Royal Berkshire Regiment 1743-1914. Tempus, 2006.

Reynard, Frank H: The Ninth (Queen's Royal) Lancers 1715-1903. William Blackwood & Sons, 1904 (Naval & Military Press, 2002)

Sands, Lt.-Col. E. W. C.: The Indian Sappers and Miners. The Institution of Royal Engineers, 1948.

Shakespear, Colonel L. W.: History of the 2nd King Edward's Own Goorkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles). Gale & Polden Ltd., 1912 (1950).

Walker, F. W: The Great Deeds of the Seaforth Highlanders. J. M. Dent & Sons, 1915.

Woollcombe, Robert: All the Blue Bonnets: The History of The King's Own Scottish Borderers. Arms & Armour Press, 1980.

Wylly, Col. H. C.: History of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Volume I. Percy Lund, Humphries & Co, 1926.

Younghusband, Col. G. J.: The Story of the Guides. MacMillan & Co. Ltd. 1908 (1911).

Second Afghan war related fiction

Brereton, Capt. F. S.: With Roberts to Candahar: A Tale of the Third Afghan War. Illustrated by William Rainey. Blackie & Son Ltd., c.1907.

Carpenter, Roger: Rutland's Curse. Pen Press, 2005.

Conan Doyle, Arthur: A Study in Scarlet. Penguin Classics, 1887 (2001).

David, Saul: Hart of Empire. Hodder & Stoughton, 2010.

Henty, G. A.: For Name and Fame or, Through Afghan Passes. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. Blackie & Son, c.1890.

Johnston, William: One of the Tenth: A Tale of the Royal Hussars. Illustrated by Harry Payne. S. W. Partridge & Co. Ltd., c.1910.

Johnston, William: Tom Graham, V.C.: A Tale of the Afghan War. Illustrated by George Soper and Emily A. Cook. Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1900.

Kipling, Rudyard: Barrack-Room Ballads. Signet Classic, c.1890 (2003).

Masters, John: The Lotus and the Wind. Book Club Associates, 1953 (1978).

Mercer, Patrick: Red Runs the Helmand. Harper Collins, 2011.

Wilcox, John: The Road to Kandahar. Headline, 2005.

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