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Format: Hardback w/Jacket Sub-Subject: Asia
Language: English Printing Year: 1950-Now
Subject: Military & War Special Attributes: 1st Edition

SWORD OF THE RAJ. BRITISH ARMY IN INDIA 1747-1947 Sikh Wars Sepoy Mutiny NWFP @c





First edition.
This is the history of an army of incredible size and pageantry that, more than any other, gave the British Empire its reputation for pomp and glory. This mammoth organization protected the Empire's interests from the days of the East India Company until the British withdrew from India in 1947.

The world will never again see anything like it: men marching in columns three miles across and eight miles long; elephants drawing field cannon; horses and camels and bullocks by the hundreds of thousands passing by. Here are men of every conceivable color and creed, all of them citizens of the crown: Sikhs, Pathans, Punjabis and Gurkhas. Here, too, are the men who led them into battle: Clive of India, Lord Curzon, Kitchener, and George, Prince of Wales.

The campaigns, battles and regimental histories have been carefully researched and are vividly reconstructed in the full historical context in which the Indian Army was raised and fought.

Filled with numerous notes on organization, tactics, strength, uniforms and equipment, and strikingly illustrated with paintings and photographs that span two hundred years, Sword of the Raj is the complete recounting of a glory that is gone forever.

A military historian and contributor to numerous publications, from Military Affairs to The Nation, Roger Beaumont is professor of history at Texas A&M University.

Introduction by Robin Higham
The Sepoy and His Officers
Organization: Explanations
Administration and Logistics
The Raj
The Frontier
The Indian Medical Service and Sir Ronald Ross
India and the Great War
1919-45: Alarms and Excursions
Partition and the Heritage
Indian Campaign Medals


23 x 16 cm., xiv + 237 pp + b/w photo plates.

Very good condition, some foxing to page edges.  




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