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    DescriptionContrary to popular belief, the capture of India was not accomplished by the British Army, but by the private armies of the East India Company, which grew in size to become larger than that of any European sovereign state. This is the history of this army, examining the many conflicts they fought, their equipment and training, with its regiments of horse, foot and guns, which rivalled those of most European powers. The uniforms, combining traditional Indian and British dress are illustrated in detail and make for a colourful account of a private band of adventurers that successfully captured the jewel of the British Empire.


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    Title
    Armies of the East India Company 1750-1850
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stuart Reid, Illustrated by Gerry Embleton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846034602
    ISBN 10: 1846034604
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF, 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    DC22: 954.029
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JWD, HBW, HBTQ
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, HIS017000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A44090000, A41860000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    B&T Approval Code: A15403036
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 3JF
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 954.02/9, 356.10954
    LC classification: DS465 .R445 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHW
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    18 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with one son. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His previous works for Osprey include the highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292) and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warriors 19 and 20).
    Review quote
    "As this series is generally about uniforms and equipment, throughout the book the author and illustrator have shown these items as used by the soldiers of the various units. They are quite colorful and in keeping with what you'd expect of Napoleonic era uniforms. Of course, they have been adapted to the climate and somewhat to the culture of the soldiers. Thanks to the excellent choice of period illustrations and those done specifically for the book, we get an idea of how these men were dressed and outfitted. This all makes yet another great addition to the superb library of Osprey titles and one you can purchase with confidence." - Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madness" (October 2009)"Essentially a brief overview of the organization and uniforms of the forces available to Madras, Bengal and Bombay, Armies of the East India Company 1750-1850 displays remarkable depth for such a slender volume. Perhaps the highlight of the book is the unrivaled detail of the exotic uniforms, combining traditional Indian and British dress, worn by the varied regiments. Ably supporting Stuart's text in this regard are beautiful color plates by Gerry Embleton, an internationally respected authority on 18th century military uniforms." - Andrew Hind, "Strategy and Tactics "Magazine