THE INDIAN EMPIRE AT WAR
Author George Morton-jack Price £35 Publisher Little, Brown
Basing his research on material from archives across a dozen countries and previously unpublished veteran interviews, the author sets the scene by examining the hugely multicultural Indian Army as it was just prior to the outbreak of hostilities in 1914.
The majority of the book, of course, focuses on the Indian
Army during World War I, and in particular the Middle East, where it fought against the Ottoman Empire. Mortonjack’s use of little-known accounts from Indian Army veterans, however, is what really brings the book to life, offering the reader a rare and unique glimpse into the personal ordeals, hopes and even joys experienced by the
Indian soldier at war.