A fighting major’s services in Afghanistan and the Punjab in the 1840s.


Broadfoot, Major W, R.E.: The career of Major George Broadfoot, C.B. (Governor General’s Agent N.W. Frontier, 1844-5) in Afghanistan and the Punjab compiled from his papers and those of Lords Ellenborough and Hardinge. John Murray [London] 1888 1st edition 8vo.

Portrait frontispiece, 2 single page maps (Jalalabad; British operations against Sikh Forces in Cis Sutlej states), 445pp, 28pp publisher’s catalogue.Publisher’s original maroon cloth gilt, Broadfoot arms in gilt blocked to front board, spine faded, minimal wear. Very occasional light pencil lines in margins but no other previous ownership markings.  A very good copy. First Afghan War and the Punjab Campaigns. jul24/4

Major George Broadfoot, C.B. [1807-1845] was commissioned into the 34th Madras Native Infantry in 1826 remaining with that regiment until being mortally wounded at the battle of Ferozeshah in December 1845. In 1841 he was sent toe Kabul to command the escort to Shah Shuja, later travelling with Sale to Jalalabad becoming garrison engineer during the siege. He distinguished himself in the 1842 campaign with Pollock in the Khyber, later being Agent to the Governor General on the N.W.F. before dying during the Sikh War.

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