A copy of the Journal of the Central Asian Society, Volume XI 1924, Part II, including an article by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu on 'The North West Frontier of India'. From the Douglas-Scott-Montagu collection.

Montagu's article includes consideration of the strategic importance of the North West Frontier to the security of British India; its climate and geography and the scope and disposition of enemy forces. The article advocates improvement of communications, notably roads, as a means of facilitating the spread of civilisation. The edition also includes articles by other authors on Tibet, the 1st Yemen regiment, Allied 'Misunderstandings' in the Middle East, 1918-1920, recent events in Turkistan and reminiscences of the camp outside the Kalat-i-nadiri fortress (in present-day Iran) in 1885, along with book reviews.

John Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (1866-1929) was a Member of Parliament, before succeeding his father and entering the House of Lords in 1905. An enthusiastic advocate of motor transport, he served on the War Aircraft Committee from 1916 and later was an adviser on Mechanical Transport Services to the Indian government. His collection at the Liddell Hart Centre focuses on his work in aviation and transport, 1910-1928.

His son, Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, is the founder of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

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