For over two hundred years the British maintained a powerful military system in India. If it is recalled at all in the popular imagination of today, the Victorian Indian Army is remembered as much for its use in the pomp and ceremony of grand imperial occasions as for anything else as a colourful adjunct to the parades, processions and rituals of British India. This book provides a glimpse into a complex, multi-layered and evolving institution and offers an introduction to the uniforms, arms and services of the Indian Army at the height of the Raj. Peter Duckers has been a collector of British campaign and gallantry medals for thirty-five years and now specialises in awards to the Indian Army. Other titles for Shire by this author are British Campaign Medals 1815-1914, British Campaign Medals 19142000 and British Gallantry Awards 1855-2000 (see above).Above left: The magnificent Order of the Star of India: a Companiona#39;s neck badge. ... Many were granted to Indian princes and high-ranking officials for loyal service , but some (especially the Companion grade) were conferred upon militaryanbsp;...
|Title||:||The British-Indian Army, 1860-1914|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2003|