Afghanistan And The Anglo-russian Dispute by Theo F. RodenboughAfghanistan And The Anglo-russian Dispute by Theo F. Rodenbough

Afghanistan And The Anglo-russian Dispute

byTheo F. Rodenbough

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Excerpt: ...every four camels, every three mules and ponies, every six donkeys. Footnote: The average carrying power of certain kinds of transport, in pounds, is as follows: bullock-carts (with two pairs), on fairly level ground, 1,400; on hilly ground, 1,000; (with one pair) on fairly level ground, 850; on hilly ground, 650; camels, 400; mules, 200; ponies, 175; men, 50. Illustration: Khelat-i-Ghilzi, between Kandahar and Ghazni. The great obstacle to the satisfactory operation of the transport system was its novelty and experimental character, and that its organization had to be combined with its execution. Besides which, cholera broke out in June and swept away three hundred employes. Grazing camps were established in the neighborhood of the Bolan Pass for the bullocks, and aqueducts built for the conveyance of a water supply; one of these was of masonry, more than a mile in length, from Dozan down to the Bolan. It has been stated that grazing was scarce in the region of the Bolan: in 1879 more than four thousand bullocks were grazed there during the summer, and large quantities of forage were cut for winter use. Any prolonged military operations in Afghanistan must, to a certain extent, utilize hired transport, although there are many objections urged. Sir Richard Temple said (1879): "That the amount of transport required for active service, such as the late campaign in Afghanistan, is so great that to hire transport is synonymous to pressing it from the people of the district from which it is hired, and impressment of the means of transport must lead to impressment of drivers, who naturally (having no interest whatever in the campaign in which they are called upon to serve) render the most unwilling service and take the earliest opportunity of rendering their animals unserviceable in hopes of escaping a distasteful duty. This service is frequently so unpopular that, sooner than leave the boundaries of their native country, the impressed drivers desert,...

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Title:Afghanistan And The Anglo-russian DisputeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:August 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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