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I am looking for suggestions on good reference books in regards to Indian Units involved during the great war, any suggestions would be appreciated

thanks in advance

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Web link “Indian Infantry Regiments - World War I” by Paul Watson September 23, 2007 from indianmilitaryhistory.org

http://indianmilitaryhistory.org/regiments/Indian%20Infantry%20WW1%20-%201st%20through%2030th.pdf

(Note: this link may not be accessible on all browsers, but is accessible on Google Chrome)

This information is taken from the book ''The Indian Army in the Great War 1914-1918: Cavalry Regiments, Infantry Battalions, Mountain Artillery Batteries, and Sappers & Miners Units'' by Paul Watson 2008 ISBN-13: 978-0982054123

This book appears to be out of print, but a Google search brought up at least two websites where you can order an E edition.

http://www.easons.com/p-2034130-the-indian-army-in-the-great-war-1914-1918.aspx

http://prod-www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Indian-Army-Great-War/book-iAu20uN5ZEGGTIeLFsrdPA/page1.html

(disclaimer: I know nothing about these two websites)

Cheers

Maureen

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Hi cazack

The Indian Corps in France gives a good description of the early part of the war.

Glen

Colonel Merewether's excellent book can be downloaded (free of charge) here

https://archive.org/details/indiancorpsinfra00ltco

Gordon Corrigan's Sepoys in the Trenches — The Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914–15 (ISBN 1-86227-354-5) is also worth finding.

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Thanks Sepoy for the Archive.org link. However, the book file format seems to be different to most books on Archive.org and I can't open the actual book. (iMac, using Safari and Google Chrome). Do you know if a specific plug-in is required? Edit: Have since found this link on Archive.org "The BitTorrent protocol is now the fastest way to download items from the Archive" https://archive.org/details/bittorrent. Does anyone have a preference for one of these downloads?

Another book available on Archive.org (free download)

With the Indians in France by General Sir James Willcocks 1920 Archive.org

https://archive.org/details/withindiansinfra00will

Cheers

Maureen

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thank you all very much and look forward to reviewing these books

kind regards

caz

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  • 2 weeks later...

I have an enquiry in regards to a Indian regiment. On the victory medal it states the regiment as the 20th infantry, would this regiment be the 20th Duke of Cambridge's Own Punjab Infantry?

regards

Caz

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I suspect you and I, Martin, are not the only ones waiting for the postman ...

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I suspect you and I, Martin, are not the only ones waiting for the postman ...

Me too........

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I have come across a previous GWF thread about the book, in four volumes, Duty & Fidelity, The Indian Army August 1914 – 1922 by Chris Kempton, first published in 2009

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=168431

These volumes are available in hard and soft cover from Military Press

http://www.militarypress.co.uk/indian_military_history/index.htm

Cheers

Maureen

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Caz

Greetings

For what it is worth, a book of mine should be published next year in India. It will describe the activities and military operations of Sepoys in the Great war 'Sideshows'.

The scope is from Tsing Tao to German Kamerun.

Harry

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