Khyber (1979)

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  • Featuring

    Leo McKern

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


For more than 100 years the safety of British interests in India depended on con trolling the North West Frontier, especially the Khyber Pass. This film. shot on location in Afghanistan andPakistan sets out to examine the fiercely independent Pathan tribesmen and their relation ship with the British. Includes and interview with Molly Ellis, daughter of a Br itish soldier, who tells of her kidnapping by Pathan tribesmen in 1923 Documentary about the history and present situation of the Pathan tribesmen of t he North-West Frontier, now Afghanistan/Pakistan.

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