This book is the joint production of two brothers, who are constantly being mistaken for one another, who happened to be present together in the sa
me campaign and to both act as correspondents of the Times in that campaign. The chapters (III. IV. and V.) on Sir Robert Low’s advance are by Captain George Younghusband, who was present throughout the operations on General Low’s Staff. The remaining chapters are by Captain Francis Younghusband, who from his two years’ residence in Chitral was better acquainted with the country through which Colonel Kelly marched his troops, and with the place in which the defence was made.
This record of the Chitral campaign is based on the official despatches published in the Gazette of India and in the Blue Book on Chitral affairs lately presented to the Houses of Parliament, and the management of the Times have kindly allowed that use should be made of the letters which the authors wrote to the Times.
The illustrations are from photographs taken by Sergeant Mayo, of the Photographic Section of the Bengal Sappers and Miners, which accompanied General Low’s column; and from sketches very kindly furnished by Surgeon-Captain Browning-Smith and Lieutenant Beynon, who served with Colonel Kelly’s Column.