The Indian Army on the Western Front: India's Expeditionary Force to France and Belgium in the First World War

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The Indian army fought on the western front with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from 1914 to 1918. The traditional interpretations of its performance have been dominated by ideas that it was a failure. This book offers a radical reconsideration by revealing new answers to the debate's central questions, such as whether the Indian army 'saved' the BEF from defeat in 1914, or whether Indian troops were particularly prone to self-inflicting wounds and fleeing the trenches. It looks at the Indian army from top to bottom, ...

The Indian Army on the Western Front: India's Expeditionary Force to France and Belgium in the First World War 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107027466

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