Indian Infantry Regiments 1860-1914

Indian Infantry Regiments 1860-1914

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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.He wears an undress frock with regimental facings and a plain helmet, the costume making an austere contrast with the full dress in C2. ... this officer is shown in British infantry marching gaiters, which curiously were seldom, if ever, worn in India by British regiments. ... Ap2 Havildar, i5th Bengal Infantry ( Ludhiana Sikhs), 1898 This figure shows the so-called aquot;Zouavea#39; tunic, introduced for red- coated Bengalanbsp;...

Title:Indian Infantry Regiments 1860-1914
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 1979


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