Historians still debate the causes of the Indian Mutiny. This history, drawn from a formidible array of sources, should add ammunition to the controversy. It covers the whole history of the force that rebelled in 1857 – the Bengal Army- from the raising of the first prototype units by the East India Company in the 17th century, down to the height of the British Raj in the 1890s, and includes many half forgotten campaigns and actions. It was compiled as a continuous narrative by a serving officer in the Indian Army, Lieut. F. G. Cardew, before being revised and edited in the Military department of the Government of India by Mr. G. W. de Rhe-Phlipe. The book is particularly valuable as a source for the Bengal Artillery. “Provides much valuable background information on the organization of and disaffection in the Bengal Army.” Includes an index, a glossary of Indian terms and words, and a Chronology of Indian army corps.
Lieut. F. G. Cardew
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2005 N&M Press reprint (original pub 1903). SB.v+ 576pp with 2 colour plates of uniforms.