Brill’s Digital Library of World War I


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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 German Army in the Interwar Years

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Author(s): Strohn, M.
Strohn, M. - The German Army in the Interwar Years Keywords: German army | inter-war years Abstract: For the military historian the inter-war years are probably one of the most fascinating periods of the twentieth century, despite the fact that it was a comparatively peaceful time for most of the European powers. Historiography of the German army in this period has very much concentrated on the development of the so-called ' Blitzkrieg' as a prerequisite for the German successes in the first half of the Second World War. The quick change from operational …