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The Indian Army on campaign 1900-1939


The Indian Army of the Raj has no parallel in history. From its early beginning in the seventeenth century as a handful of men raised by the East India Company to guard its factories, the Indian Army would grow and develop into a highly professional fighting force that was to be the second largest in the British Empire.  

During the Great War of 1914-1918, The Indian Army sent hundreds of thousands of desperately needed soldiers to the fields of France & Flanders, the rocks of Gallipoli & Salonika, the mountains of East Africa & the North-West Frontier, and the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia & Persia. By the time of the Armistice, the Indian Army emerged with a fighting record second to none, and could take pride in the work they had done.  

During the 1920's and 1930's, the Indian Army remained busy fighting on the Frontiers of India, while regimental life and sport maintained a high level of professionalism and esprit de corps. This site is dedicated to the British & Indian Officers and Indian Other Ranks who served in the Indian Army during these years. It is not a general history as such, rather it is more of an anthology whose purpose is to help flesh out the history of the Indian Army in a manner that a general history cannot.

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