The Regiment had nine Infantry Battalions and the Machine Gun Battalion in the field, plus various training and administrative units. The task of recording their travels and battles in a coherent narrative manner could not have been easy. The author overcame most of the pitfalls by writing a strictly chronological history of the entire regiment but with numerous margin notes to clarify what each Battalion was doing, where, and at what precise dates. The result is a massively factual compilation which is easy to read and follow, and which deals with the Regiment’s services in almost every theatre of war between 1939 and 1945. A list of Honours and awards (a statistical summary only) complete this history, which will appeal to anyone interested in India, the Sikhs and their part in the Second World War.
SIKH REGIMENT IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A monumental history of the Sikh Regiment in World War Two which manages the feat of keeping a chronological thread while following what each of the regiment’s battalions were doing and where at any given time. Though minutely detailed, this massive compilation of facts is a joy to read and will appeal to anyone interested in the Sikhs and India’s part in the Second World War.