BRITISH-INDIAN ARMY 1860-1914


BRITISH-INDIAN ARMY 1860-1914

PETER DUCKERS    Book Number: 85805    Product format: Paperback

For over 200 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 be vital to the protection of British interests in India itself and for the defence of its often-turbulent 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. 55 pages, Shire paperback.
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