The Bloody Path Of Empire
Here is one of history’s most violent chronicles – the bloody, tempestuous struggle of Victoria’s Lancers against Pathan tribesmen on the sun-baked flats of India’s Khyber Pass.
For the Queen’s battle-hard troops it should have been one more relentless step in the march of Empire… but against them in the field, brilliantly led, armed with smuggled rifles, were Pathan and Afridi tribesmen, men who fought with the fanatic courage of the centuries.
And in the barracks, outside Peshawar, was a half-caste wanton, a spy who fought as she could… with the subtle but potent weapons of her sex.
Title: Queen’s Own
Author: George C Appell
Imprint & Number: Dell First Edition 74
Cover price: 25¢
Publication date: 1955
Cover artist: George Gross