INDIA: Moon Dance

Britain's famed "thin red line" of Empire goes little farther than Quetta, lying beyond the Suliman mountains which wall off India's rich valley of the Indus. The vulnerable door in that wall is the Bolan Pass. With its back to the door is Quetta; beyond it, on the British railroad to the Afghan border, the forts of New Chaman and Pishin. This is the land of the fanatic, black-bearded Pathans. And at Quetta, to draw their teeth, are stationed a British division, the Indian Staff College, a Royal Air Force training school and Sir Alexander Norman Ley Cater, 55-year-old...

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