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(Excerpts from the book by Maj William A Brown)

Dedicated to the brave & gallant people of GB


In Peshawar, enroute for Chitral, Maj Brown was told by Lt Col Roger Bacon, then Political Agent in Gilgit, that the Viceroy Lord Mountbatten...
... had decided (for reasons which were not clear to Bacon and which are still not clear) that the 1935 British lease of the Gilgit Agency from the Maharaja of J & K (a lease which still had 49 yrs to run) was going to be terminated and that the Agency, with a 99% Muslim ...

... population was going to be returned to the Hindu rule of the Dogra Maharaja, Sir Hari Singh.

On 1 Aug 1947, charge of the Gilgit Agency was handed over to the Kashmir State.

It soon became apparent that the whole country, from the Rulers of the small States of Hunza...
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