The Letters of Indophilus to 'The Times'. with Additional Notes

The Letters of Indophilus to 'The Times'. with Additional Notes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...and, so far from anticipating actual disaster from this quarter, he looked forward to a still higher degree of zeal as the result of the generous and confiding policy which he recommended: --"I have endeavoured for above a year to maintain the discipline of this excellent army, so that I might not deliver it to my successor in a worse state than I received it from my predecessor." "The Bombay army is superior to the Bengal in discipline--not in military spirit." "No army ever possessed better behaved soldiers than the Sepoys." "According to the 'Bombay Officer' it is right to place the brave old Sepoy at the caprice of prejudiced or ignorant commanding officers; and to protect those glorious veterans is to destroy talent, skill, energy, high principle, and soldier-like pride." "Under my command at various times for ten years, in actioa and out of action, the Bengal army never failed in zeal, courage, or activity." "I am quite provoked at the silly way in which it is so common to speak of them (the Sepoys) in this country. They are admirable soldiers, and only give way when led by brave but idle officers, who let discipline and drill go slack, and do not mix with them." "Yes, the Sepoy is a glorious soldier, not to be corrupted by gold, or appalled by danger." "I think it (the Indian army) amounted, under all sorts of names, to about 400,000 men well armed, well equipped, and well disciplined, and, I will say, well officered; they have British officers, and I know that wherever the British officer leads, you will not find the black Sepoy hang back. I have seen this, and seen also that when their officers have fallen wounded, the Sepyo's bayonets were crossed over to more

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  • English
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  • 9781236520579