North West Frontier [1959] [DVD]

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John Masters (1956). Bugles and a tiger: a volume of autobiography. Viking Press. p.190. ISBN 9780670194506 . Retrieved 5 April 2011.

In 1922 the separation became permanent, when the mounted branch was redesignated the 10th Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides Cavalry (Frontier Force), [57] and the infantry was amalgamated as the 5th Battalion, 12th Frontier Force Regiment (Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides). [58] Sind Frontier Force [ edit ] Although a tongue-in-cheek adventure movie, it doesn't shy away from the darker elements of human nature. These are explored in the intelligent dialogue, but exposed in the circumstances too. At one point, they encounter an earlier train which has been intercepted by bandits. Everyone aboard has been slaughtered. It is very simply but grimly presented. No needless gore; just a sad pensive silence broken by the buzzing flies and caw of vultures. Lom's character isn't the impartial observer he pretends. As a Muslim, he sympathises with the insurgents, and means to murder the boy himself if he can. Robson, Brian (2007). The Road to Kabul: The Second Afghan War 1878–1881. Spellmount. Stroud, Gloucestershire. ISBN 978-1-86227-416-7. Thompson, Howard (30 April 1960). "Review: Flame over India". The New York Times . Retrieved 8 August 2017. At the beginning of the Second Afghan War in 1878, the Guides Infantry, together with the 1st Sikh Infantry, PFF, took part in forcing the Khyber, and were prominent in seizing the fortress of Ali Masjid. [56] For this and subsequent efforts the Corps of Guides was awarded the battle honours A LI M ASJID, K ABUL 1879, and A FGHANISTAN 1878–80.


In what amounts to an important admission of defeat, Captain Scott – professionally obliged to have all the answers as the officer in charge – has literally no response. He merely looks glum as the ruling capacity of the Empire is savaged (and by a continental European, no less!). Regarding the Indian Army, I read that one of the post-Mutiny precautions was to ensure that the British Army battalions stationed in India always had a rifle more advanced than that issued to the sepoys in the Indian Army. So, by the late 1890s, the Indian troops had Martini-Henrys, but the British had Lee Metford, forerunner of the Lee Enfield, a magazine rifle capable of a greater rate of fire. I wonder if you can spot a bolt-action magazine rifle in 15mm scale! probably! It is 1905 and the feud is raging in India's Northwest territories between Moslims and Hindus and their British masters. Six year old Hindu Prince Kishen's life is in grave danger. As heir to the Hindu throne the Moslims must annihilate him at all costs and it falls to the British to protect the little prince. After rescuing him from the palace British Captain Scott (Kenneth More) must now secretly sneak the boy, his governess (Lauren Bacall) plus a motley collection of escapees out of the British Embassy at Hasarbad and make a dash by train to Kolapur three hundred miles away in Delhi. Almost from the moment they begin their journey under the cover of darkness the action never lets up. From then on there are well executed action scenes throughout the picture particularly exciting is the siege of the British compound by Moslim forces with hundreds storming the ramparts. Such scenes are as good if not better than anything Hollywood could conjure up. Along the way, there are adventures. But no less entertaining is the spirited dialogue between the passengers, each of which has a conflicting or complementary viewpoint as the conversation waxes.

John Masters (June 13, 2002). Bugles and a Tiger. Cassell Military (June 13, 2002). p.190. ISBN 0304361569. Beware the Silly Ones: Gupta initially appears to be a servile Ethnic Scrappy speaking in humorously broken English. However, he's also a highly experienced railwayman whose expertise is essential to the mission. In many ways the Te-rain is the star of the 1959 film, North West Frontier. As Paul/Dzine pointed out in his article, the train starts out in India, running on metre gauge, and continues on a broader gauge in Spain, matters not hitherto noticed by Yours Truly. Barthorp, Michael (2002). Afghan Wars and the North-West Frontier 1839–1947. Cassell. London. ISBN 0-304-36294-8.During the Second Sikh War both the 1st and 2nd Irregular Horse earned further distinction with 'M OOLTAN', 'G OOJERAT', and 'P UNJAUB'. [64] North West Frontier (USA: Flame Over India; Australia: Empress of India) [3] is a 1959 British Eastmancolor adventure film starring Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom, Wilfrid Hyde-White and I. S. Johar. The CinemaScope film was produced by Marcel Hellman and directed by J. Lee Thompson. It was a commercial success at the British box-office in 1959. The film's success led to J. Lee Thompson beginning his American career as a director. [4]

North West Frontier (also known as Flame Over India in the United States and Empress of India in Australia) is a 1959 British adventure film directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, and Herbert Lom. Spared the same fate, the 4th Sikh Infantry was employed in the expedition of 1895 earning the honour C HITRAL. [101]

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Peshawar Mountain Train Battery, PIF, in 1862. (Formed at Peshawar in 1853 by Capt. T. Brougham.) [91] In the context of 1959 and the new status of the United States as Top Nation, it is highly significant that it is Lauren Bacall (as the American governess, the widowed Catherine Wyatt) who shoots Van Leyden, thus saving Captain Scott. This must surely have been very meaningful to a 1959 cinema audience, most of whom had recently lived through the Second World War, in which the USA came to Britain’s aid. Effective portrayal of opposing views - the gullible British lady, Mrs. Wyndham commenting that peoples not under the British Empire were uncivilized and the extremely polarized view of the cynical Indian journalist who opposes killing in theory. The movie brings out the sentiments from both sides. Also well done was the scene of a train massacre in showing the courage of Ms Wyatt to walk among the slain and save a young child that was still alive. Donald Sydney Richards (1990). The savage frontier: a history of the Anglo-Afghan wars. Macmillan. p.182. ISBN 0333525574 . Retrieved 5 April 2011.

Indeed, in comparison with the John Ford classic this might not have been its equal in renown and reputation, but it was every bit as effective at both getting the adrenaline pumping and delving into the character interplay, and in some ways it bettered it as in that earlier favourite nobody began to discuss the justification for the American Indians' warlike behaviour and which side was really more moral. While the Moslems are ostensibly the villains as they wish to kill the little prince, you could just as well say the British have played their part in sending the situation into these dire results in the first place, and Scott is by no means given a pass simply because he is a soldier in a supposedly more civilised army. Grey-and-Grey Morality: Not so much among the central characters, but neither the British nor the rebels are portrayed as being in the right.I include some pictures of the film, which are necessary to illustrate my research. These are taken with my camera pointed at my computer screen, which is showing a, differently titled, version of NWF which is free to view on You Tube. I assume, therefore, that I am not transgressing.

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