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Synopsis: From the bestselling author of Tommy and Redcoat, a magnificent and rich history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of empire, making full use of personal accounts of soldiers who served in the vast and varied nation that made up the jewel in Britain's imperial crown. Sahib is a broad and sweeping military history of the British soldier in India, but its focus, like that of Tommy and Redcoat before it, is on the men who served in India and the women who followed them across that vast and dusty continent, bore their children, and, all too often, mopped their brows as they died. The book begins with the remarkable story of India's rise from commercial enclave to great Empire, from Clive's victory of Plassey, through the imperial wars of the eighteenth century and the Afghan and Sikh Wars of the 1840s, through the bloody turmoil of the Mutiny, and the frontier campaigns at the century's end. With its focus on the experience of ordinary soldiers, Sahib explains to us why soldiers of the Raj had joined the army, how they got to India and what they made of it when they arrived. The book examines Indian soldiering in peace and war, from Kipling's 'snoring barrack room' to storming parties assaulting mighty fortresses, cavalry swirling across open plains, and khaki columns inching their way between louring hills. Making full use of extensive and often neglected archive material in the India Office Library and National Army Museum, Sahib does for the British soldier in India - whether serving a local ruler, forming part of the Indian army, or soldiering with a British regiment - what Tommy did for the ordinary soldier in the First World War.
About the Author: Richard Holmes was one of Britain's most distinguished and eminent military historians and broadcasters. For many years Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science, he also taught military history at Sandhurst. He was the author of many best-selling and widely acclaimed books including Redcoat, Tommy, Marlborough and Wellington, and famous for his BBC series such as War Walks, In the Footsteps of Churchill and Wellington. He served in the Territorial Army, retiring as a brigadier and Britain's most senior reservist, and was Colonel of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment from 1999 to 2007. Richard Holmes died suddenly in April 2011 from pneumonia. He had been suffering from non-Hodgkins' Lymphoma.
Title: Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-...
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Book Description HarperCollins 05/09/2005, 2005. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780007137534
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Book Description HarperCollins 05/09/2005, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780007137534
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Book Description HarperCollins, London, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. HB + DW, 572 pages, in Fine + Fine condition. For International Customers, please note : The packaged weight of this book is over 1kg and additional postage will be payable. Please email for details if required. We do not charge for packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 61370
Book Description Harper Collins, London, 2005. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Vg. Dust Jacket Condition: G+. 2nd Imp. 572pp Plates, maps. In slightly shelf-worn wrapper. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 014446
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Used book; clean, bright and tight, looks little used with slight shelfwear. Dustjacket is priceclipped. A broad and sweepinh history of the men who served in India and the women who followed them across that vast and dusty continent, bore their children and, all too often, mopped their brows as they died. Illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 7005382