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Dining Room Battles08 Mar 2022 2:44 p.m. PST

In the British Empire, a Political Officer or Political Agent was an officer of the imperial civil administration, as opposed to the military administration, usually operating outside imperial territory. The title was particularly attached to a government official acting as a political adviser to the ruler of one of the princely states in pre-independence South Asia, though it could also designate a kind of special envoy or ambassador (e.g. "Political Officer to Afghanistan").

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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2022 4:10 p.m. PST

Nice, I expect he will have all sorts of adventures.

Darrell B D Day08 Mar 2022 11:36 p.m. PST

Very nice work👍

DBDD

Timbo W09 Mar 2022 1:53 a.m. PST

Dangerous job, I guess he was lucky not to end up brown bread 😉

Dining Room Battles09 Mar 2022 4:53 a.m. PST

Thanks all. I am really getting into what you can do with hard plastics with conversions and modeling.

mrinku11 Apr 2022 8:13 p.m. PST

Flashman had dealings with such people. He learned his intelligence tradecraft from Sir Alexander Burnes in Kabul.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Burnes

Dining Room Battles15 Apr 2022 6:49 a.m. PST

Cool!

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