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Book Description
London, Sampson Low. 1st Edition. 1914. Very good but worn illustrated cloth with Indian horseman on the front board. Spine ends worn and dulled. Internally very good with a frontis and numerous other black and white ills. A scarce title.
Dealer Notes
The Indian Army during World War I contributed a large number of divisions and independent brigades to the European, Mediterranean, Middle East and African theatres of war in World War I. Over one million Indian troops served overseas, of whom 62,000 died and another 67,000 were wounded. In total at least 74,187 Indian soldiers died during the war.[citation needed]

In World War I the Indian Army fought against the German Empire on the Western Front. At the First Battle of Ypres, Khudadad Khan became the first Indian to be awarded a Victoria Cross. Indian divisions were also sent to Egypt, Gallipoli, German East Africa and nearly 700,000 served in Mesopotamia against the Ottoman Empire. While some divisions were sent overseas others had to remain in India guarding the North West Frontier and on internal security and training duties.

Field-Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from 1942 asserted that the British "couldn't have come through both wars [World War I and II] if they hadn't had the Indian Army
Author Saint Nihal Singh
Date 1914
Binding Cloth
Publisher Sampson Low
Illustrator N/A
Condition Good
Pages 252

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