THE IN­DIAN EM­PIRE AT WAR

All About History - - THROUGH HISTORY -

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.

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