The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book - 'Naga Path', by Ursula Graham Bower, published John Murray 1950

caption: Chapter twenty-six. Recruiting
caption: recruiting for 'V' Force
medium: books
person: CritchleyPerryPaodekumba
date: 10.1942
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
text: (186) Nothing much happened till October. Then, quite suddenly, another "V" Force Colonel dropped in.
text: A young and extremely tall one it was this time. Critchley, who had been Wingate's adjutant in Abyssinia. I had an interview with him, too in the veranda of the rest house. I came back from the discussion with a sheaf of miscellaneous papers, a credit of Rs 1000/- at the Haflong Treasury, and instructions to go ahead and recruit the Zemi and Kukis for Watch and Ward.
text: I managed to meet Perry a few days later. Here was the chance we'd been waiting for to reconcile the Zemi with the Government. But there was one thing we must do, or it would make things worse than ever, irretrievably bad. Every promise we made must be kept to the letter. Here was the means, here was the opportunity; and now it was up to us. With the perversity of the female I chose to start recruiting at Hangrum, easily the hardest point.