This is the full official history of the Bombay Pioneers of the Indian Army from its formation in 1777 to 1933, and is one of the most comprehensive of all Indian Army unit histories. The book’s narrative goes from the 1790s through the Pioneers’ service in first Afghan War, the Mutiny, Abyssinia (today’s Ethiopia), the Second Afghan War and operations on the North-West Frontier’ Somaliland in 1902/4 through to the Waziristan campaign of 1920/23. The second half of the book is devoted entirely to the Regiment’s Great War service – on the western front and in Mesopotamia; Palestine and Persia ( today’s Iran).
HISTORY OF THE BOMBAY PIONEERS
One of the best-produced of all Indian Army unit histories from the 1790s to 1933; details the Pioneers’ service in India in the Mutiny; Afghan Wars and Waziristan; and in Abyssinia; Somaliland; Mesopotamia; Palestine; Persia and the western front in the Great War.