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Hawk Presented To Colonel Lockhart By Aman-ul-Mulk, Circa 1885.

Aman ul-Mulk (1 January 1821 - 30 August 1892) Was The Mehtar Of Chitral, Ghizer, Yasen And Ishkoman And Suzerain Of Kafiristan. He Ruled The State Of Chitral From 1857 To 1892. His Rule Saw Chitral Reach Its Territorial Peak, Extending From Ishkamun In Gilgit Agency To Asmar In Afghanistan.

The Early History Of Gilgit (The North Most Territory In Pakistan) Is Thousands Of Years Ago. According To Historians, Human Presence Dates Back To Some 2000 BC In Gilgit-Baltistan Region.

Lockhart And Woodthorpe Were British Army Officers And Explorers Who Went On A Mission To Explore Gilgit-Baltistan And Chitral Region, The Heart Of Himalayas And Mountains.

Source - The Gilgit Mission, 1885-1886.
Author - Colonel Sir W.S.A Lockhart, K.C.B, C.S.I, And Colonel R.G Woodthrope, C.B.
Imprint - London, Printed By Eyre And Spottiswood, Printer's To The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1889.
 

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Captain Hussain Khan of Kalakot Fakhr-e-Kashmir IDSM OBI sector commander of the nascent Azad troops in Poonch,

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He fell in action during a grim battle with the retreating Dogra State Forces at Shaheed Gala - 9 miles northeast of Rawalakot, on 11ᵗʰ November, 1947.
 

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Group Of Boys At Reshun, 1885 (c).

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The Early History Of Gilgit (The North Most Territory In Pakistan) Is Thousands Of Years Ago. According To Historians, Human Presence Dates Back To Some 2000 BC In Gilgit-Baltistan Region. Lockhart And Woodthorpe Were British Army Officers And Explorers Who Went On A Mission To Explore Gilgit-Baltistan And Chitral Region, The Heart Of Himalayas And Mountains.

Source - The Gilgit Mission, 1885-1886.

Author - Colonel Sir W.S.A Lockhart, K.C.B, C.S.I, And Colonel R.G Woodthrope, C.B.

Publisher - London, Printed By Eyre And Spottiswood, Printer's To The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1889.
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Balti Coolies, 1885 (c).

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Militiamen from the Princely State of Swat, who fought alongside troops of the 5ᵗʰ Bagh Bn, aka the 33ʳᵈ AKRF.

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In the summer of 1948, the unit was in the Jhelum Valley, taking part in desperate defensive battles - The Indian Summer Offensive was stopped dead in it's tracks.
 

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Baltit, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, 1961 (c).

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The Mir Muhammad Jamal Khan Ruler Of The Remote State Of Hunza In The Himalayas, Wears Ceremonial Robes After A Religious Gathering. He Sits In A Jeep, One Of The Two Wheeled Vehicles In The Tiny State.

The Mir's Family Has Held The Supreme Power In Hunza For More Than 600 Years.
 

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Colonel Mirza Hassan Khan Fakhr-e-Kashmir (1947-48) Military Cross (WW2) Burma Star commissioned in the JAK State Forces, he was a principal figure in Major Brown's coup d'etat of November 1947 at Gilgit - decorated with the HJ-equivalent for his role in the liberation war.


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He passed out from Dehradun in 1938. awarded the MC for gallantry in combat at Meiktila, on the Burma Front - his 'C' Company would repulse several waves of Imperial Japanese Army assaults. pictured during the attack at Kennedy Peak (2704 meters); wearing the hat.


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Hassan would command the Tiger Force of 'Colonel Pasha' during the Gilgit-Baltistan Liberation War - operating along the Bunji-Bandipora axis. pictured at the burma front with his bull terrier, circa 1944.


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triumphant after ousting the Jamwals from Gilgit.
 

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In a jointly coordinated effort Commandant Gilgit Scouts Major William Alexander Brown, Muslim officers of Dogra State Forces & Muslim Viceroy Commissioned Officers decided to rise in a liberation war against Dogra State Forces when Raja decided to join India instead of Pakistan.


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