This is the most ambitious of the series, covering a number of major campaigns overseas. It begins with a summary of the expeditians of 1801 in response to the Napoleonic threat but the maor studies are of the Indian contingent in Egypt of 1882 and the Sudan Campaign of 1885. Then Sir Robert Napier’s expedition to Abyssinia and the ncapture of Magdala and subsequent operations with details of the composition of the force and the casualties. Operations in Somaliland over a period fourteen years describe the Isa.Expedition of 1890, against the Mulla in 1901-2 and again 1902-04 ending with his fliight and escape . Appendices give details of command and staff and casualties. East Africa gives an account of the Mombasa Field Force and the operations against rebels led by Mubarak and his surrender, In Jubaland we read of the expedition against the Ogaden Somalis in 1898 followed by the punitive expedition of 1901. Operations in Uganda give the story of the expediton from India in November 1897against mutinous Sudanese and in support of internal security. There was a contingent of British troops sent from India, a cavalry and an infantry brigade, artillery and miscellaneous units with many Indian followers.
FRONTIER AND OVERSEAS EXPEDITIONS FROM INDIA: VOLUME VI EXPEDITIONS OVERSEAS
Official Intelligence Branch account of a number of major 19th century expeditions from the Napoleonic Wars to punitive expeditons in Somalia in 1901.