Galloping Guns

Galloping Guns

by James Young
     
 

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The 'Red Men' of the Bengal Horse Artillery on Campaign

James Young was a young officer in the early days of the corps d'elite that was The Bengal Horse Artillery. In the first years of the nineteenth century the British Empire was expanding its influence over the sub-continent and the armies of the Honourable East India Company supported by British regular troops

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The 'Red Men' of the Bengal Horse Artillery on Campaign

James Young was a young officer in the early days of the corps d'elite that was The Bengal Horse Artillery. In the first years of the nineteenth century the British Empire was expanding its influence over the sub-continent and the armies of the Honourable East India Company supported by British regular troops fought under the leadership of Generals such as Lake and Wellesley-the future Duke of Wellington-to suppress the great martial powers of India such as the Marathas, Sikhs and Mogul forces. Young's war was the Second Maratha Campaign fought in Central India principally against the forces of Holkar-the great Maratha chief. Young's account of the campaign make riveting reading as he describes life on the march and the actions of his battery of horse artillery on the battlefield. The sieges at Deig and Bharatpore are described in graphic detail. Young's text is complemented by a short history of the campaign to give his account context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846774614
Publisher:
Oakpast
Publication date:
04/24/2008
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

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