RED EAGLES The Story of the 4th Indian Division


During the Second World War , the 4th Indian Division was in the vanguard of nine campaigns in the Mediterranean theatre, Egypt, Eritrea, Syria, Tunisia, Italy, Greece. The 4th “division captured 150,000 prisoners and suffered 25,000 casualties, more than the strength of a whole division. It won over 1,000 honours and awards which included four Victoria Crosses and three George Crosses”. Field Marshal Lord Wavell wrote: “The fame of this Division will surely go down as one of the greatest fighting formations in military history,