Interview with Edward Behr [sound recording]

Material Information

Interview with Edward Behr [sound recording]
Series Title:
India: A People Partitioned Oral Archive
Behr; Edward Samuel (1926-2007); Indian Army officer and journalist
Whitehead; Andrew (fl 1974-2014); journalist and historian ( contributor )
Behr, Edward, 1926-2007 ( contributor )
Whitehead, Andrew (Journalist) ( contributor )
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
© 2018 Andrew Whitehead and the interviewee(s). All rights reserved. Used here with permission.


Subjects / Keywords:
ایشیا -- برطانوی راج
एशिया -- ब्रिटिश राज
ਏਸ਼ੀਆ -- ਬਰਤਾਨਵੀ ਰਾਜ
এশিয়া -- ব্রিটিশ ভারত
Asia -- Pakistan -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -- Peshawar -- Peshawar
Asia -- Indonesia
ایشیا -- پاکستان -- خیبر پختونخوا -- پشاور -- پشاور
एशिया -- पाकिस्तान -- खैबर पख्तूनख्वा -- पेशावर -- पेशावर
এশিয়া -- পাকিস্তান -- খাইবার পাখতুনখোয়া -- পেশোয়ার
ਏਸ਼ੀਆ -- ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ -- ਖੈਬਰ ਪਖਤੂਨਖਵਾ -- ਪਿਸ਼ਾਵਰ
Partition of India (1947) ( LCSH )
Pakistan -- History -- Partition (1947) ( LCSH )
India-Pakistan Conflict, 1947-1949 ( LCSH )
India-Pakistan Conflict, 1947-1949 -- Oral histories ( LCSH )
تقسیم ہند (1947)
ভারত বিভাজন (1947)
भारत का विभाजन (1947)
ਭਾਰਤ ਦੀ ਵੰਡ (1947)
(1947) ہندستان دی ونڈ
Indonesia ( LCSH )
Pushtuns ( LCSH )
Oral histories
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- British Raj
34.016667 x 71.583333


Edward Behr interviewed about Peshawar rioting; Pathans [Pashtuns]; divisions in the army following Partition; Indonesia ( en )
General Note:
Biographical history: Edward Behr was born in Paris on 7 May 1926 to a family of Russian-Jewish descent. His family fled to England from France following the German occupation. He was educated at Lycée Janson de Sailly and St Paul's School, London. He was commissioned into the British Indian Army in 1944 as a Intelligence Officer. Behr served in Indonesia and Southeast Asia immediately following the Second World War. Following the war, he was posted to the North-West Frontier, British India with the Royal Garhwal Rifles. In Peshawar in September 1947, Behr ordered tanks to fire on Pathan [Pashtun] rioters who were attacking Sikh community. After leaving the army he studied History at the University of Cambridge and began working as a journalist. He became a foreign and war correspondent for Reuters, 'Time', and most notably 'Newsweek'. Behr wrote a number of books, and, in later life, produced television documentaries. He died on the 26 May 2007.
General Note:
Interview by Andrew Whitehead while Edward Behr was passing through Delhi, India. Fee paid.
General Note:
Conditions governing reproduction: The recording is available for consultation without restriction, and short extracts (up to 50 words) can be published with an appropriate acknowledgement. Any publication of longer extracts or use of interviews for broadcast requires the prior written permission of Andrew Whitehead.
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Duration: Duration: 00:24:30
General Note:
Recording no.: 43
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Date of Interview: 4 March 1997
General Note:
Audio datafile digitised from original recording on cassette tape. Original: OA3 Tape 35, Side A
General Note:
Related material: Partial transcript and notes compiled by Andrew Whitehead available at SOAS Library. Reference: OA3/02/01
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Publication note: Research for broadcast of the BBC World Service radio series 'India: A People Partitioned' (1997)
General Note:
Order with this reference: OA3, India: A People Partitioned, DVDs & CDs, Box 4
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VIAF (name authority) : Whitehead, Andrew (Journalist) : URI
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Behr, Edward, 1926-2007 : URI

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
OA3, India: A People Partitioned, DVDs & CDs, Box 4 ( Order with reference )
OA3/01/07/08 ( CALM Reference number )


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