10 SEPTEMBER 1921, Page 25

The Geographical Journal for September contains a remarkable paper by

Captain L. V. S. Blacker, of the Guides, describing the adventures of a small British detachment in Chinese Turkistan in 1918, where it pursued a gang of Bolshevik Turks and Afghans for seven weeks over a series of wild mountain passes and at last ran them down in Yarkand. After leaving the Pamirs, Captain Blacker and his little band were sent through Baluchis- tan to Meshed and assisted in the campaign of 1919 against the Bolsheviks who, with the help of German and Austrian prisoners, reduced Turkistan and Bokhara to a state of chaos but were kept out of Khorasan. Captain Blacker's spirited narrative is illustrated with some excellent photographs and a map.