A ROLL OF HONOUR : THE STORY OF THE INDIAN ARMY 1939 - 1945.

Elliott, Maj. Gen. J. G.


£30.00




1st ed., 1965. X + 392 pp., 32 photo-plates + 9 maps. Mustard cloth ; red lettering. 21 x 15cm. V.G. This is the story of the old Indian Army in the Second World War. With outstanding clarity and precision, the author traces the skein which, from its modest span in 1939, was to grow in power and complexity as it surged heroically onward to its greatest triumph and its death. In pages that are full of vivid accounts by eyewitnesses and combatants, we follow the troops of the Indian Army through North Africa, Iraq, Iran and Syria ; from the Far East to Italy ; from Italy to Burma. The undaunted strength of these men, British and Indian alike, was generated by their mutual trust and comradeship. A Roll of Honour is illustrated with photographs of the old Indian Army in action – an army that Wavell described as "one of the finest warrior forces ever created."


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