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Book Explores Why State Rulers Volunteered Their Services And explores why the State rulers volunteered their services and of their armies It looks at the deployment of those armies in
EUROPE EGYPT AND PALESTINE MESOPOTAMIA EASTEgypt and Palestine Mesopotamia East the Dardanelles and within British India It draws attention to problems encountered in their deployment but also highlights successes such as the capture of Haifa and Aleppo by State cavalry units and the outstanding role of some State in.
Tony McClenaghan Ù 9 reviewThe contribution of the Indian
Army To The First Worldto the First World has been until recently at best orgotten and at worst ignored This is especially so of those military units provided by the semiautonomous Indian Princely States whose contribution even in the
Official Histories Barely MeritsHistories barely merits mention This book corrects that imbalance Drawing on a wide range of regimental and Army Headuarters war diaries ew of which have been cited diaries ew of which have been cited other publications as well as political record. Fantry units in East Africa Appendix Records Over 1600 appendix records over 1600 soldiers died killed in action died of wounds or as prisoners of war or died of disease while other appendices record battle honors and rewards or gallantry or meritorious service Problems identified during the war were addressed in its aftermath and the book concludes by looking at the recommendations which led to The Transformation Of The Imperial Service Troops transformation of the Imperial Service Troops into the Indian State Forces scheme.