Indian Infantry Regiments 1860-1914
Osprey, 1979 - History - 40 pages
The Indian Army underwent significant changes in command, organization and composition from the time of the Indian Mutiny of 1857-59, to the outbreak of World War I. Prior to the Mutiny, the government of British India was exercised by the East India Company, who divided the country into three Presidencies, each with its own army under its own commander-in-chief. When Lord Kitchener was appointed Commander-in-Chief India in 1902, he undertook a major reorganization of the entire army. This book examines the infantry regiments of the Indian Army, at a time when it saw extensive action in campaigns throughout China, Egypt, the Sudan, Burma and Tibet.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ksmyth - LibraryThing
This is a brief and handy guide to Indian infantry regiments during the period covered. Barthorp offers a brief history of the three Indian armies, with some details about their organization. He goes ... Read full review