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    DescriptionFor 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 remembered as much for its use in the pomp and ceremony of grand imperial occasions as for anything else - as a colour adjunct to the parades, processions and rituals of British India. But although Britain is regarded as primarily a naval power in the heyday of Empire in the late Victorian era, possession of the Indian Army gave her a major land-power status east of Suez. This military might was vital to the protection of British interests in India itself and for the defence of its often turbulen frontiers. It was equally important as a tool of imperial expansion overseas: the Indian Army was deployed in China, Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere to safeguard the flanks of the Indian Empire and it also contributed in a significant manner to the extension and maintenance of British rule in the tropics.

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    The British-Indian Army, 1860-1914
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    By (author) Peter Duckers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 56
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747805502
    ISBN 10: 0747805504

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JWD
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
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    Abridged Dewey: 909
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037050, HIS027130
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    DC21: 355.00954
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    LC classification: UA842
    DC22: 355.30954
    Thema V1.0: NHB, JWCD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP, 3M
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FKA
    Illustrations note
    colour and b&w illustrations
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    Publication date
    04 March 2008
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    Author Information
    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. He is a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society, the Military Historical Society and the Indian Military Historical Society. He is Curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewbury Castle.
    Table of contents
    'John Company's Army'; After the Mutiny; The Presidency Armies, 1860-95; British officers; Sepoys, Sowars and Syces; Indian Cavalry; Indian Infantry; Artillery; Engineers; The Punjab Frontier Force; The Gurkhas; Levies and Militias; The Indian Princely States; The Indian Volunteers; Guarding the frontiers; Overseas service; Indian campaign medals; Indian orders and decorations; Gallantry awards; One 'Indian Army'; Towards a World War; Further reading; Places to visit; Useful addresses