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Morale of the Indian Army in the Mesopotamia Campaign: 1914–17

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Author(s): Gardner, Nikolas
Gardner, Nikolas - Morale of the Indian Army in the Mesopotamia Campaign: 1914–17 Keywords: Indian Army | Indian Morale | Kut-Al-Amara | Mesopotamia campaign ISFWWS-Keywords: India | Middle East | Experience of combat | The French and British Empires | Soldiers and Combat | Middle East | The Ottoman Empire and the Middle East | Published memoirs and biographies Abstract: This chapter use the contractual model to explain the morale of Indian soldiers during the Mesopotamia campaign, focusing in particular on the period prior to the surrender of…

The War in Burma, 1942–1945: The 7/10th Baluch Experience

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Author(s): Marston, Daniel
Marston, Daniel - The War in Burma, 1942–1945: The 7/10th Baluch Experience Keywords: 7/10th Baluch experience | battalion | Burma | Indian Army | Meiktila | Second World War Abstract: This chapter considers the reform of the larger army through the experiences of one battalion - the 7/10th Baluch Regiment of the 17th Indian Division - during the Burma Campaign and its efforts at reform throughout the war. The 7/10th Baluch's experience in the Second World War was representative of that of the larger Ind…

Military Unit Index

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Contributor(s): Roy, Kaushik
Roy, Kaushik - Military Unit Index Keywords: Indian Army | military unit | World War Abstract: This index presents a list of military units that occur in this book on The Indian Army in the Two World Wars. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order from A to T. The Indian Army in the Two World Wars Kaushik Roy , (2012) Publication Editor: Brill, The Netherlands, 2012 e-ISBN: 9789004211452 DOI: 10.1163/9789004211452.022 © 2012 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands

The Indian Army and Internal Security: 1919–1946

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Author(s): Johnson, Rob
Johnson, Rob - The Indian Army and Internal Security: 1919–1946 Keywords: Amritsar | British internal security | civil power | First World War | Indian Army | inter-war years | Quit India campaign Abstract: This chapter seeks to illustrate how British and Indian troops were used in 'Aid of the Civil Power' and how British concerns about maintaining internal security paved the way for the abrupt ending of the Raj. The experience of the First World War had reinforced the possibility that the Indian Army would have to send expeditionary forces overseas to …

The Officer Corps and the Training of the Indian Army with Special Reference to Lieutenant-General Francis Tuker

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Author(s): Jeffreys, Alan
Jeffreys, Alan - The Officer Corps and the Training of the Indian Army with Special Reference to Lieutenant-General Francis Tuker Keywords: Indian Army | Lieutenant-General Francis Tuker | officer corps | officer training | Second world war Abstract: This chapter looks at the restructuring of officer training during the Second World War through the experience of both Indian and British officers and the contribution of the officer corps towards the evolution of operational doctrine and training in the Indian Army duri…

Logistics of the Indian Expeditionary Force D in Mesopotamia: 1914–18

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Author(s): Anderson, Ross
Anderson, Ross - Logistics of the Indian Expeditionary Force D in Mesopotamia: 1914–18 Keywords: British officers | IEFD | Indian Army | Mesopotamia ISFWWS-Keywords: India | Middle East | Military organisation of combat | The Ottoman Empire and the Middle East | The French and British Empires | Experience of combat Abstract: On 6 November 1914, the landing of the Indian Army's 16th Infantry Brigade at Fao, in the Vilayet of Basra in Mesopotamia initiated land hostilities between the British and the Ottoman empires. Part of the IEFD, these 4,700 soldiers…

The Prime Minister and the Indian Army’s Last War

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Author(s): Callahan, Raymond
Callahan, Raymond - The Prime Minister and the Indian Army’s Last War Keywords: Indian Army | Indianization | Prime Minister | Raj | Winston Churchill | World War Abstract: This chapter sketches out to the degree to which Winston Churchill as the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense shaped - and at times distorted - the last great martial effort of the Raj. Churchill's relationship to India at war can be broken into two areas for consideration: his impact on Indian politics and governance during the war, and his strategic direction of the India…

The Indianization of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1917–18: An Imperial Turning Point

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Author(s): Showalter, Dennis
Showalter, Dennis - The Indianization of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1917–18: An Imperial Turning Point Keywords: British Army | Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) | Great War | Indian Army | Sir Edmund Allenby ISFWWS-Keywords: India | Middle East | Military organisation of combat | The Ottoman Empire and the Middle East | The French and British Empires | Experience of combat | Aviation | Religion | Science | Technology | Medicine Abstract: When Sir Edmund Allenby ceremonially walked into Jerusalem on 11 December 1917, he symbolized the end of the Britis…

From the Desert Sands to the Burmese Jungle: The Indian Army and the Lessons of North Africa, September 1939–November 1942

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Author(s): Moreman, Tim
Moreman, Tim - From the Desert Sands to the Burmese Jungle: The Indian Army and the Lessons of North Africa, September 1939–November 1942 Keywords: Burma | Indian Army | North Africa | Western Desert Abstract: This chapter explains that the war in North Africa taught the Indian Army in other parts of Middle East Command and the Indian subcontinent much of lasting value, including invaluable command, staff and combat experience that in some respects positively impacted on its overall combat effectiveness. In p…

The Army in India in Mesopotamia from 1916 to 1918: Tactics, Technology and Logistics Reconsidered

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Author(s): Roy, Kaushik
Roy, Kaushik - The Army in India in Mesopotamia from 1916 to 1918: Tactics, Technology and Logistics Reconsidered Keywords: Great War | Indian Army | Mesopotamia | tactics ISFWWS-Keywords: India | Military organisation of combat | Middle East | Experience of combat | The Ottoman Empire and the Middle East | Medicine | Britain | Published memoirs and biographies | Soldiers and Combat Abstract: The Great War or the First World War was the worldís first ëTotal Warí. The main focus of academic military history since the last decade has been on war and…

Introduction: Warfare, Society and the Indian Army during the Two World Wars

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Author(s): Roy, Kaushik
Roy, Kaushik - Introduction: Warfare, Society and the Indian Army during the Two World Wars Keywords: colonial India | Indian Army | World Wars ISFWWS-Keywords: India | Soldiers and Combat | Legacy | Military organisation of combat | Middle East | Western Front Abstract: The Indian Army was the largest government employer in colonial India. During the two World Wars, the Indian Army numbered more than a million. The Indian Army played an important role as an imperial reserve. This chapter introduces the essays in this book…

The Indian Army and Civil Disorder: 1919–22

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Author(s): Lloyd, Nick
Lloyd, Nick - The Indian Army and Civil Disorder: 1919–22 Keywords: civil disobedience | Indian Army | Jallianwala Bagh | Khalifat movement | martial law | non-cooperation | Ottoman Empire Abstract: This chapter looks at the Indian Army in the aftermath of the Great War and analyzes how it coped with the challenges posed by civil disobedience and the growth of nationalist consciousness in India. The event for which the Punjab disturbances are best remembered occurred in Amritsar on 13 April when Brigadier…