By Michael Barthorp
Less than the British East India Company's rule all of the 3 Presidencies into which India was once divided had its personal military lower than its personal commander-in-chief; but the head of the Bengal military used to be additionally C-in-C of India. while Lord Kitchener was once appointed C-in-C in 1902 he undertook an important reorganisation of the whole military in India. Michael Barthorp examines Indian infantry regiments from 1860-1914, in a textual content complemented through quite a few modern photos, and 8 complete web page color plates via Jeffrey Burn observed via 5 pages of commentaries on uniforms.
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