The campaigns of a famous county regiment
George Paton’s comprehensive book describes the history of the 24th Regiment of Foot from its creation in 1689 to the time when it became known as the Sout..
J. W. Fortescue
The British Army and the Wars to Secure India 1840-1850
The final campaigns that placed the Indian jewel into the Imperial crown.
Among British Army historians the reputation of Sir John Fortescue stands virtually without equal. His comprehensive fourte..
Henry Blackburne Hamilton
The 14th (King’s) Light Dragoons in India During the Second Sikh War and in the Indian Mutiny, 1841-59
Two campaigns in India with the British light cavalry
As its commanding officer and as a noted Oxford University academic Colonel Henry Hamilton was well placed to write the history of the 14th (Ki..
Daniel Henry Mackinnon
the Experiences of an Officer of the H. M. 16th (The Queen’s) Lancers During the 1st Afghan War & the 1st Sikh War 1838-1846—Volumes 1 & 2 Complete
Two wars—two volumes, combined into one essential first hand account of the British cavalry in India
Readers interested in the military history of British India during the 19th century will discove..
Henry Aimé Ouvry
Letters & Journals of a British Cavalry Officer During the Second Sikh War & Indian Mutiny
Against the Khalsa and Mutineers in nineteenth century India
Originally titled, Cavalry Experiences and Leaves From My Journal, this book by Henry Ouvry is comprised of his correspondence and priva..
Peter S. Lumsden
The Life and Campaigns of the Founder of the Corps of Guides—An Elite Regiment of the Indian Army
The life of the founder of the famous frontier force
British India gave rise to a number of notable regiments and among them were few which could compare with the individualism, élan, fame and prow..
An Eyewitness Account of the First Sikh War
A civilian’s view of the First Sikh War
James Coley, the author of this small book, was Chaplain to the Governor General, Sir Henry Hardinge, not a serving soldier, but his account of the harrowing..
W. J. Gould
The Experiences of a Sergeant of 16th Queen’s Lancers in Afghanistan, the Gwalior War, the First Sikh War and the Kaffir War
The Life of a Scarlet Lancer at war
This is an essential book for all those interested in the wars in India as the British Empire finally brought the jewel of the sub-continent into the crown of it..
W. W. W. Humbley
With the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers During the First Sikh War, 1845-1846
An unusual perspective on the downfall of the Punjab
The 9th Lancers played a comparatively small part in the First Sikh War. Their real fame came during the Second Sikh War and during the Indian M..
James Henry Lawrence-Archer
The Battles of the Second Sikh War by an Eyewitness
An infantry officer’s view of the fall of the Sikhs
The author of this book served with No 6 company of HM 24th Regiment—an infantry regiment of the British Army—which saw much service in the Secon..
Recollections of a Corporal of the 32nd Regiment of Foot in India 1848-49
The final defeat of the Sikhs of the Punjab
This book, originally humbly and ambiguously titled 'Four Year's Service in India', is a treasure trove for students of the Sikh Wars and of the experien..
F. G. Cardew
An Invaluable Reference Resource
A history from 1599 to 1895
Lieutenant Cardew's excellent history of the Bengal Native Army is an invaluable reference resource for all those interested in the British in India and the armies of th..
P. R. Innes
An Elite Regiment of the Honourable East India Company 1756-1858
The history of one of India's famous regiments
The domination of the Indian sub-continent by the British would have been impossible without the support of the armies of the presidencies of the Hono..
The Recollections of an Officer of the Bombay Rifles During the Southern Mahratta Campaign, Second Sikh War, Persian Campaign and Indian Mutiny
The campaigns of a 'soldier sahib' in the nineteenth century
The author of this book was a true soldier of the Raj. His long career took place almost entirely in India or was concerned with the war..
N. W. Bancroft
An Account of the First Sikh War 1845-1846
Gunners with Red horse-hair helmets
The author of this book set his heart on joining 'The Red Men'—the glamorous members of the Bengal Horse Artillery—during boyhood. He achieved his ambition and t..