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'Terriers' in India : British territorials, 1914-19

Author: Peter Stanley
Publisher: Warwick, England : Helion & Company Limited, 2019. ©2018
Series: War and military culture in South Asia, 1757-1947, no.11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Some 50,000 British Territorials served in India during the Great War. Astonishingly, it has taken a century for a book on them to be written. The Territorials citizen soldiers, members of a force formed before the war for home defence never expected to serve abroad, but volunteered for 'Imperial Service' at Lord Kitchener's request. Instead of going to France, in 1914 they went to India, to release Regulars for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Stanley
ISBN: 1912390825 9781912390823
OCLC Number: 1027193516
Description: 363 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Imperial service --
2. Passages to India --
3. A soldier's life in India, 1915 --
4. Kitchener's test --
5. Encountering India --
6. Terriers abroad --
7. Body, mind and soul --
8. Defeat in Aden; disaster in Mesopotamia --
9. A soldier's life in India, 1916 --
10. Terriers and Indians --
11. Terriers and Britons --
12. Stalemate in Aden; victory in Mesopotamia --
13. A soldier's life in India, 1917 --
14. Internal security --
15. Terriers on the frontier --
16. Beyond Mesopotamia, 1918-19 --
17. Armistice, 'flu and Siberia --
18. Demobilisation and Amritsar, 1919 --
19. War with Afghanistan and repatriation --
20. Territorials after India.
Series Title: War and military culture in South Asia, 1757-1947, no.11.
Responsibility: Peter Stanley.

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Some 50,000 British Territorials served in India during the Great War. Astonishingly, it has taken a century for a book on them to be written.  Read more...

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This is an absolutely fascinating, thoroughly researched and very readable book which really gets under the skin of India and the Terriers... * Military Historical Society Bulletin 01/05/2019 * This Read more...

 
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