The Indian Army in the First World War: New Perspectives

The Indian Army in the First World War: New Perspectives

by Alan Jeffreys


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911512783
Publisher: Helion and Company
Publication date: 04/19/2018
Series: War and Military Culture in South Asia, 1757-1947 Series
Sales rank: 352,341
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alan Jeffreys is a curator at the Imperial War Museum and is an expert on tactics and training for jungle warfare and the British Army in the Far East during World War II.

Table of Contents

List of Maps vii

List of Contributors viii

Foreword Rana Chhina xi

Introduction 13

1 Neglected Soldiers Raymond Callahan Daniel Marston 17

2 'I Shall Die Arms in Hand, Wearing the Warriors' Clothes': Mobilisation and Initial Operations of the Indian Army in France and Flanders Rob Johnson 40

3 The Mobilisation and Supply of India's Equine Army 1914: The chief arm of transport, artillery, cavalry and support units are their animals Graham Winton 52

4 Beyond the Hindu Kush: Imperial Defence, Expeditionary Warfare and the Role of the Indian Army Joseph Moretz 91

5 Keeping the 'Highway to India' Open: The Indian Army and the Defence of the Suez Canal 1914-15 Adam Prime 110

6 The Dark Shadow of the Dardanelles: Churchill's World Crisis and his Portrayal of the Indian Army at Gallipoli Cat Wilson 131

7 'The Greatest Muslim Power in the World': Islam, the Indian Army and the Grand Strategy of British India, 1914-1916 David Omissi 153

8 The Expansion of the Indian Army Officer Corps during the First World War Alan Jeffreys 174

9 The Sikh Experience David Omissi 187

10 Indian Prisoners of War in Germany during First World War Andrew Jarboe 207

11 The Indian Cavalry in Palestine 1917-19 Michael Creese 231

12 India and the Mesopotamia Campaign Kristian Coates Ulrichsen 249

13 Terriers in India: a preliminary report Peter Stanley 270

14 Tiger by the Tail: Demobilization of the Indian Army of War, 1918-1923 Anirudh Deshpande 281

Select Bibliography 299

Index 309

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