TERRIERS IN INDIA: British Territorials 1914-19
Describes the 50,000 British Territorials -- pre-war citizen soldiers formed into home defense units -- who volunteered for service in India during the Great War in order to release regular troops for France. The 41 Territorial battalions saw active service in India, Mesopotamia, Frontier campaigns, Aden, and in the Third Anglo-Afghan war of 1919.
Discusses training, how they responded to India and its people (often sensitively), and their participation in the most dramatic upheaval in British India since the 1857 Mutiny. Offers is a rich mix of social and military history, ranging from cantonment bungalows, bazaars, and brothels to sangers on the Frontier, tragic actions on the Tigris, and other battles in which the Terriers played a full part. Includes 54 b/w photos, 9 b/w ills, and 8 maps.
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Updated as of 11/30/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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