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True to their salt : indigenous personnel in Western armed forces

Author: Robert Johnson
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mercenaries, allies or collaborators? This book provides a history of colonial auxiliaries. It looks at the post-colonial legacy of local forces trained up under Western models.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Robert, 1967-
True to their salt.
London : Hurst & Company, 2017
(OCoLC)1007992349
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Johnson
ISBN: 9781787380608 1787380602
OCLC Number: 1040694577
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume.)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction: Partnering with Indigenous Forces; 2. Raising Armies: North American and South Asian Personnel in British, American and French Service, 1746-1783; 3. The Mercenary Motive, Contracts and Mutiny; 4. Discipline and Punishment; 5. Slave Soldiers of the Americas; 6. Armies of Empire; 7. Imperial Armies in Africa; 8. Irregulars and Advisers in Colonial Service; 9. Colonial Armies and Irregulars in the First World War, 1914-1918; 10. Local Forces in the Second World War 11. Local Forces during the Wars of Decolonisation12. Building the Afghan and Iraqi Security Forces, 2003-2014; 13. Future Challenges: Upstream Engagement and Private Forces; 14. Conclusion; Appendix: The Twenty-Seven Articles; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Rob Johnson.

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