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The Indian Army, 1939-47

Jeffreys, Alan [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
The Indian Army, 1939-47 : experience and development / ed. by Alan Jeffreys and Patrick Rose. - Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2012. - ca. 216 S. : Ill, Kt.
ISBN 978-1-409-43553-2
£ 65,00
DDC: 940.54/1254
DDC: 355.0095409044; 940.541254
-- Angekündigt für Juli 2012 --

The sheer size and influence of the British Indian Army, and its major role in the Allied War effort between 1939 and 1945 on behalf of a country from which it was seeking independence, maintains its fascination as a subject for a wide variety of historians. This volume presents a range of papers examining the Indian Army experience from the outbreak of world war in 1939 to the partition of India in 1947. With contributions from many of those at the forefront of the study of the Indian Army and Commonwealth history, the book focuses upon a period of Indian Army history not well covered by modern scholarship. As such it makes a substantial contribution across a range of subject areas, presenting a compendium of chapters examining Indian Army participation in the Second World War from North Africa to Burma, plus a variety of other topics including the evolution of wartime training, frontier operations, Churchill and the Indian Army, the Army's role in the development of post-war British counterinsurgency practice, and of particular note, several chapters examining aspects of Partition in 1947. As such, the book offers a fascinating insight into one of the most important yet least understood military forces of the twentieth century. It will be of interest not only to those seeking a fuller understanding of past campaigns, but also to those wishing to better understand the development and ethos of the present day military forces of the Indian subcontinent. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Contributors. vii
Foreword. xi
Sir John Chapple
Introduction. 1
The Evolution and Use of British Imperial Military Formations. 9
Ashley Jackson
Indian Army Command Culture and the North West Frontier, 1919–39. 31
Patrick Rose
Did Winston matter? Churchill and the Indian Army, 1940–45. 57
Raymond Callahan
Training the Indian Army, 1939–45. 69
Alan Jeffreys
The Battle of Wadi Akarit, 6 April 1943: 4th Indian Division and its Place in 8th Army. 87
Chris Mann
‘Debunking the Bunker’: From Donbaik to Razabil, January 1943–March 1944. 109
Tim Moreman
The Re-capture of Rangoon, 1945: The Last and Greatest Victory of the British Indian Army. 137
Graham Dunlop
The 20th Indian Division in French Indo-China. 157
Daniel Marston
Re-forging the Damascus blade: partition of the Indian Armoured Corps, 1947. 179
Ashok Nath
A dismal story? Britain, the Gurkhas and the partition of India, 1945–48. 195
David Omissi
Small wars and internal security: the Army in India, 1936–46. 215
Robert Johnson
Index. 241

ALAN JEFFREYS, The Imperial War Museum, UK
PATRICK ROSE, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK

Quellen: Ashgate; WorldCat; Amazon (UK); Library of Congress

Jeffreys/Rose: The Indian Army, 1939-47, 2012