Old Soldier Sahib

Author: Frank Richards
Publisher: Parthian
ISBN: 9781910901205
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From the author of the celebrated Great War memoir Old Soldiers Never Die, Old Soldier Sahib is Frank Richards' account of his experiences as a Royal Welch Fusilier in India and Burma at the dawn of the 20th century. Richards recounts with brutal honesty the everyday life of a common soldier in the Indian Empire, where prostitutes beckon, alcohol flows freely, and deadly diseases threaten to strike down even the hardiest of men.

Old Soldiers Never Die

Author: Frank Richards
Publisher: Parthian
ISBN: 9781910901199
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Arguably the greatest of all published memoirs of the Great War, "Old Soldiers Never Die" is Private Frank Richards classic account of the war from the standpoint of the regular soldier, and a moving tribute to the army that died on the Western Front in 1914. In this remarkable tale, Richards recounts life in the trenches as a member of the famous Royal Welch Fusiliers, with all its death and cameraderie, in graphic detail, vividly bringing to life the trials and tribulations faced by the ordinary rank and file."

There S A Devil In The Drum Illustrated Edition

Author: Lt.-Colonel John Frederick Lucy
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786255839
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Includes the First World War Illustrations Pack – 73 battle plans and diagrams and 198 photos “A classic. Lucy enlisted, with his brother in the RIR 1912, 2nd Bn. in France & gives a very fine account of the 1914-1915 campaign. His brother was killed at the Aisne & Lucy was eventually sent home for a rest: “My leave... was a nightmare. My sleep was broken & full of voices & the noises of war. The voices were those of officers & men who were dead... One morning was discovered standing up in bed facing a wall ready to repel an imaginary dawn attack.” Lucy was commissioned, returned to his bn. and fought at 3rd Ypres & Cambrai until wounded. John Lucy, an Irishman from Cork, enlisted in an Ulster regiment, The Royal Irish Rifles, with his younger brother in January 1912, and after six months at the Depot they joined the 2nd Bn in Dover. Subsequently they moved to Tidworth where the battalion was on 4 August 1914, in 7th Bde 3rd Division; ten days later they were in France. There follow brilliant accounts of Mons, Le Cateau and the retreat to the Marne, the turn of the tide and the Battle of the Aisne where his brother was killed. The battalion was involved in desperate fighting in front of Neuve Chapelle in October 1914, losing 181 killed in four days and virtually ceasing to exist, reduced to two officers and 46 men. Brought up to strength it suffered the same fate at First Ypres. This is a superb book, one of the best written by a ‘ranker’, all the better for being one of the very few to describe those early battles of 1914. As a critic wrote in 1938, ‘it is easily the best [war book] written by an Irishman’ - arguably still true. A great bonus is the description of life in the ranks in that long long ago just before the Great War.”-Print ed.

People Places And Passions

Author: Russell Davies
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783162392
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The first of two volumes on the social history of Wales in the period 1870–1948, People, Places and Passions concentrates on the social events and changes which created and forged Wales into the mid-twentieth century. This volume considers a range of social changes little considered elsewhere by studies in Welsh history, accounting for the role played by the people of Wales in times of war and the age of the British Empire, and in technological change and innovation, as they travelled the developing capitalist and consumerist world in search of fame and fortune.

Soldiers Of Empire

Author: Tarak Barkawi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107169585
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How are soldiers made? Why do they fight? Re-imagining the study of armed forces and society, Barkawi examines the imperial and multinational armies that fought in Asia in the Second World War, especially the British Indian army in the Burma campaign. Going beyond conventional narratives, Barkawi studies soldiers in transnational context, from recruitment and training to combat and memory. Drawing on history, sociology and anthropology, the book critiques the 'Western way of war' from a postcolonial perspective. Barkawi reconceives soldiers as cosmopolitan, their battles irreducible to the national histories that monopolise them. This book will appeal to those interested in the Second World War, armed forces and the British Empire, and students and scholars of military sociology and history, South Asian studies and international relations.

Redcoat

Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393052114
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An anecdotal history of the British soldier from the American Revolution through the Indian Mutiny is based on personal diaries and highlights such events as the Wolfe's victory and death at Quebec, Wellington's Peninsular War, Waterloo, and the Crimean War. 10,000 first printing.

Women Of The Raj

Author: Margaret MacMillan
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812976398
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A vivid social history details the lives of British women "exiled" to India by virtue of their husbands' and fathers' assignments there during the era of British colonial rule, interweaving personal correspondence, interviews, and memoirs to capture a unique society immersed in a culture very different from their own. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Bradford Pals

Author: David Raw
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473812631
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In the early days of the First World War two volunteer Pals Battalions were raised in Bradford and this is their remarkable story. David Raw's account is based on memoirs, letters, diaries, contemporary newspaper reports, official records and archives, and it is illustrated with many maps and previously unpublished photographs. He recaptures the heroism and stoical humour displayed by the Bradford Pals in the face of often terrible experiences, but he also recounts the tragedy, pain, suffering and grief that was the dark side of war.

The Guru Granth Sahib

Author: Pashaura Singh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199087733
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This book examines three closely related questions in the process of canon formation in the Sikh tradition: how the text of the Adi Granth came into being, the meaning of gurbani, and how the Adi Granth became the Guru Granth Sahib. The censure of scholarly research on the Adi Granth was closely related to the complex political situation of Punjab and brought the whole issue of academic freedom into sharper focus. This book addresses some of these issues from an academic perspective. The Adi Granth, the sacred scripture of the Sikhs, means ‘first religious book’ (from the word ‘adi’ which means ‘first’ and ‘granth’ which means ‘religious book’). Sikhs normally refer to the Adi Granth as the Guru Granth Sahib to indicate a confession of faith in the scripture as Guru. The contents of the Adi Granth are commonly known as bani (utterance) or gurbani (the utterance of the Guru). The transcendental origin (or ontological status) of the hymns of the Adi Granth is termed dhur ki bani (utterance from the beginning). This particular understanding of revelation is based upon the doctrine of the sabad, or divine word, defined by Guru Nanak and the succeeding Gurus. This book also explores the revelation of the bani and its verbal expression, devotional music in the Sikh tradition, the role of the scripture in Sikh ceremonies, and the hymns of Guru Nanak and Guru Arjan.