Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914

Sahib The British Soldier in India Sahib is a magnificent history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of Empire making full use of personal accounts from the soldiers who served in the jewel in Britain s Imperial Cro

Sahib Colonial and modern use Sahiba is the authentic form of address to be used for a female Under the British Raj, however, the word used for female members of the establishment was adapted to memsahib, a variation of the English word ma am having been added to the word sahib. Sahib The British Soldier in India Richard Sahib The British Soldier in India by Richard Holmes is a microscopic view of British incursion into India from to This book will give you two years worth of college courses in British military history and tactics condensed in some pages of print. Sahib The British Soldier in India by Richard Sahib is a broad and sweeping military history of the British soldier in India, but its From the bestselling author of Tommy and Redcoat, a magnificent and rich history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of empire, making full use of personal accounts of soldiers who served in the vast and varied nation that made up the jewel in Sahib The British Soldier in India Sahib is a magnificent history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of Empire, making full use of personal accounts from the soldiers who served in the jewel in Britain s Imperial Crown. Sahib The British Soldier in India, Richard Sahib The British Soldier in India, Making full use of extensive and often neglected archive material in the India Office Library and National Army Museum, Sahib will do for the British soldier in India whether serving a local ruler, forming part of the Indian army, or soldiering with a British regiment what Tommy has done for the ordinary soldier in the First World War. Sahib The British Soldier in India Richard Sahib is a magnificent history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of Empire, making full use of personal accounts from the soldiers who served in the jewel in Britain s Imperial Crown. Sahib The British Soldier in India by Richard From bestselling author of Tommy and Redcoat , the rich history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of empire considered to be the jewel in Britain s imperial crown Sahib is a broad and sweeping military history of the British soldier in India, but its focus, like that of Tommy and Redcoat before it, will be on the men who served in India and the women who Sahib The British Soldier in India eBook by Sahib is a magnificent history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of Empire, making full use of personal accounts from the soldiers who served in the jewel in Britain s Imperial Crown. Sahib The British Soldier in India by Richard Sahib The British Soldier in India Sahib is a magnificent history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of Empire, making full use of personal accounts from the soldiers who served in the jewel in Britain s Imperial Crown This is a stunning account of Indian soldiering in peace and war, Sikhs in the British Indian Army Sikhs served in the British Indian Army throughout the British Raj Sikh units fought at the Battle of Saragarhi in the First World War , as the Black Lions, as well as during the Second World War in Malaya , Burma and Italy.

  • Title: Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914
  • Author: Richard Holmes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sahib is a magnificent history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of Empire, making full use of personal accounts from the soldiers who served in the jewel in Britain s Imperial Crown.This is a stunning account of Indian soldiering in peace and war, from the barrack rooms to the cavalry swirling across open plains Bestselling military historian RichardSahib is a magnificent history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of Empire, making full use of personal accounts from the soldiers who served in the jewel in Britain s Imperial Crown.This is a stunning account of Indian soldiering in peace and war, from the barrack rooms to the cavalry swirling across open plains Bestselling military historian Richard Holmes not only illuminates the lives and feelings of the men who served, but also those of the women who followed them across a vast continent, bore their children, and suffered alongside them in the merciless conditions.

    One thought on “Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914”

    1. Huuuge and well worth reading. Many insights into the daily lives of the British soldiers in India, and glimpses at all that surrounded them. Just the sort of thing I need for researching a novel!

    2. Exhaustive and exhausting. The writer has clearly decided to tell us everythingd yet leaves questions unanswered. I would say it's over-researched, in fact.On the other hand, I'd recommend it to anyone who is TRULY interested in the period and the subject. The biggest problem is sorting out a timeline. The subjects flit from decade to decade constantly, which rather spoils any sense of continuation, or gradual change.

    3. Read this primarily because a number of my ancestors served in India - Richard Holmes is an excellent military historian. A good history of the British soldier in India from the 18th century to WWI. The sources are mainly the writings of officers - as you might expect - but he makes good use of letters & diaries by NCOs and ORs.

    4. I found the book a bit scattered. The beginning was difficult because it started out as "military history" rather than "history of the military" (if you know what I mean). Though Holmes returns to battle scenes, one does get more of a sense of the lives of the soldiers later in the book. But it doesn't seem clearly organized.

    5. interesting book by the late richard holmes looking at the british solider in india from the time of the east india company through to the outbreak of ww1 on par with his book tommy

    6. Finally finished this, its taken me 18 months. A massive and wide ranging book that exposes so much of the day to day lives but also the overall nature of the Raj.

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