This book is written by John Harris a famous Brtish scholar in 1975. John Harris has used primary and secondary sources of British archives in London. He has also incorporated some most valuable historical photographs in the book. The book presents a vivid chronicle of the Chitral Campaign and the heroic efforts of the British Indian Army in 1895. It narrates how Queen Victoria rules over nearly a quarter of the earth’s land surface, with the brightest jewel in her crown being India. Yet the might of the Raj is not to go unchallenged in the high mountains of the Hindu Kush. The State of Chitral which had till then existed as a buffer between British and Russian spheres of influence and tilted towards the Government of India in the second half of the 19th century, with the death of the Mehtar of Chitral in 1892 descends into civil war. A small British force led by Surgeon-Major George Scott Robertson is caught up in the Fort at Chitral which was to come under siege for seven weeks while a relief force was organized. The author switches between the different fronts to maintain suspense and generally tells a good story. John Harris offers a glimpse of the Great Game, an old-fashioned defense of British imperialism, and the repetition of contemporary clichés.