25 November, 2020

Words Of Valiance

The Indian army historicised Fidelity and honour

Words Of Valiance
Fidelity and Honour: The Indian Army from the Seventeenth to the Twenty First Century is a very well-researched and documented record of the Indian army's evolution and performance over the last 350 years. It more than adequately reflects the author's intense application to the collection and collation of detail from various sources, and his capacity for incisiveness and objectivity in the narration of events, while retaining an eminently readable style. It traces the origins of the Indian army from the days of the East India Company, through the campaigns against Tipu Sultan, the Marathas, Afghans and the Sikhs, as well as those against Nepal, Burma, and China. In the execution of duties in aid of civil power internally, and in various campaigns outside Indian shores, more particularly, the outstanding performance in the World Wars. Inevitably, the 300 years or so of the history of the Indian army under the British East India Company and then the Crown, take up about four-fifths of the book, with the remaining one-fifth devoted to the post-Independence period of four-and-a-half...


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