Die in Battle, Do Not Despair: The Indians on Gallipoli 1915 :: Peter Stanley

Die in Battle, Do Not Despair: The Indians on Gallipoli 1915 :: Peter Stanley soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!

Solihull: Helion & Company, 2015, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Number 3 in the series. Includes: Black & white photographs; Coloured maps; List of abbreviations; List of sources; Appendices (6);

From the cover: In 1915 over 16,000 Indian troops three times as many as previously thought served in the dramatic and doomed eight-month Gallipoli campaign. Their part in the invasion of Gallipoli has lain largely unknown since the publication of long disregarded regimental histories and forgotten British officers memoirs.

Force G, as it came to be known, included Sikhs, Hindus and Punjabi Musalmans (as Muslim soldiers were called) and four battalions of Gurkhas. They served in an infantry brigade, a mountain artillery brigade, in medical units and in a large contingent of mule drivers, who perhaps made the Indians most important contribution to the campaign.

About 1,600 of the Indians who served on Gallipoli died, in actions at Gurkha Bluff and Hill 60. They took part in terrible, failed attacks, …

In the War & Military Culture in South Asia, 1757-1947 series.

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xxiv) 383 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I woo you with the cream of the crop in my Military catalogue?

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