Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914

Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914

by Richard Holmes
     
 

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Sahib is a magnificent history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of Empire, making full use of personal accounts from the soldiers who served in the jewel in Britain’s Imperial Crown.This is a stunning account of Indian soldiering in peace and war, from the barrack rooms to the cavalry swirling across open plains. Bestselling military

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Sahib is a magnificent history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of Empire, making full use of personal accounts from the soldiers who served in the jewel in Britain’s Imperial Crown.This is a stunning account of Indian soldiering in peace and war, from the barrack rooms to the cavalry swirling across open plains. Bestselling military historian Richard Holmes not only illuminates the lives and feelings of the men who served, but also those of the women who followed them across a vast continent, bore their children, and suffered alongside them in the merciless conditions.

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‘For anyone interested in the Raj this book is a must.’ Observer‘Richard Holmes’s mastery of the British Army is unequalled…A worthy memorial of one of the extraordinary experiences in British history.’ Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph‘Holmes is a passionate and richly entertaining champion of the rank and file.’ Daily Telegraph‘Insightful, colourful, relevant and pithy.’ The TimesPraise for ‘Redcoat’:‘It would be hard to exaggerate the excellence of this book. vivid, comprehensive, well writtten, pacy, colourful.’ Simon Heffer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007370344
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2011
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
516,358
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Holmes was one of Britain’s most distinguished and eminent military historians and broadcasters. He was the author of many best-selling and widely acclaimed books including Redcoat, Tommy, Marlborough and Wellington, and famous for his BBC series. He served in the Territorial Army, and was Colonel of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment from 1999 to 2007. Richard Holmes died suddenly in April 2011 from pneumonia. He had been suffering from non-Hodgkins’ Lymphoma.

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