Discipline, System and Style : The Sixteenth Lancers and British Soldiering in India, 1822-1846

By: John H. Rumsby

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The Sixteenth Lancers already had a long and distinguished history when they sailed for India in 1822. Over the next twenty-four years they fought in four wars, most famously in the Sutlej campaign against the Sikhs. This book examines what regimental soldiering was like in India in those years. It draws on an unprecedented range of mainly unpublished sources: official archives but also journals and letters of officers and men. An important feature of the book is a detailed roll of every officer and man who served in the Sixteenth in the Sutlej: where they came from, their trades, why they enlisted and what happened to them in the army and afterwards. This approach illuminates such topics as literacy, suicide, and the number of men who opted to remain in India. Printed Pages: 394.

Title: Discipline, System and Style : The Sixteenth Lancers and British Soldiering in India, 1822-1846

Author Name: John H. Rumsby

Categories: India, MILITARY CULTURE IN SOUTH ASIA,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2017

ISBN: 9789386552266

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701460

Keywords: Discipline, System and Style : The Sixteenth Lancers and British Soldiering in India, 1822-1846 John H. Rumsby