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The British connection with India dates from the formation of the Honourable East India Company in the 17th century, when a military force was needed to protect Britain's valuable trading interests. By 1914, there were over 40 regiments of Indian cavalry, all of which were commanded by British officers. This book provides an overview of the component cavalry regiments in the years between the Great Mutiny of 1857 and the outbreak of World War I. Numerous contemporary photographs and eight colour plates offer a rare glimpse into the distinctive uniforms of the cavalry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850453089
ISBN-10: 0850453089
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 185mm x 6mm)
Pages: 8
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-Jul-1979
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - R.G. Harris

Ronald Harris was a respected historian who specialized in the Indian subcontinent. This book was his only Osprey publication. He died in 2000.