Short online histories

Discussion in 'British Indian Army' started by Maureene, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    The Holiday's have come EARLY :D

    Enjoy, at least four (4) new Indian Div histories that I've never seen before...snag 'em while you can!

    Internet Archive Search: creator:"War Department, Govt of British India"


    BTW, I am STILL looking for the Official Histories of the N.W. Frontier in the 1930's (2 vols) If some has copies to share (.pdf pref), I would greatly appreciate it.
     
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  2. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Thanks Andrew.
     
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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Well done on that link Andrew.
     
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  4. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Thanks to Andrew sending me the individual pdf files for the 23rd Indian Divisional History - The Fighting Cock, I have created a single PDF of the history. If anyone is interested in a link to download the history, please start a personal conversation with me with your email and I will send you the download link.

    David
     
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  5. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Away from home, but will certainly take you up on that when I'm back, David.

    Appreciated.
     
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  6. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    Charley,

    I hope you were also able to snag some of the books from the link I posted above earlier today also!

    Andrew
     
  7. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    Thanks Andrew. I notice these books were only uploaded to the Internet Archive on 5 August 2018, so very recent additions. Hopefully they will remain there permanently

    Regarding the Official Histories of the NW Frontier in the 1930s, I have recently written to the Editor of the PAHAR website MCADD-PAHAR, requesting that these volumes be added to the PAHAR website. At the time of writing this post, my request has not appeared on the PAHAR website, so I do not know what the response will be. However this website does have similar type volumes for other periods, so hopefully they will try and locate them even if they cannot currently do so.

    Cheers
    Maureen
     
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  8. IKE26

    IKE26 Member

    I'm still looking for these:
    1. Frontier Force regiment (12 rgt) FRONTIER FORCE RIFLES 1849 - 1946 - Naval & Military Press
    2. Anonymous. History of the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force), volume II: 1929-1947. Aldershot: Gale and Polden, 1956
    3. Ahmad, Rifat Nadeem and Rafiuddin Ahmed. Unfaded Glory: The 8th Punjab Regiment 1798-1956. Abbottabad, Pakistan: Baloch Regimental Centre, 2007
    4. Abhyankar, M.B. Valour Enshrined: A History of the Mahratta Light Infantry, 1768-1947. New Delhi: Orient Longmans, 1971
    :-(
     
  9. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    I found the latest books by pure, blind, dumb luck (though I was searching w/in general subject parameters). The first one I stumbled upon was the Arakan one, which I thought was just a section of an already posted book, but a bit of clicking and checking led me to the miniature goldmine I shared here.

    It was the very least I could do after everyone here has been so generous in providing me with information. I hope you snagged a copy of "The Fighting Cocks" too.

    There is still that one book called "The First Vietnam War" which concentrated on the British occupation and securing of Indochina until the French could return in force. I had a physical copy of it, but had to sell it during my divorce. Many people have pointed out other books with similar titles, but this one was very subject and time frame centric, from 1945-47. I hope I can find it again one day in the not too distant future, either digi or physical.

    Andrew
     
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  10. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    Ah Hah!

    I found it.

    First Vietnam War - Peter Martyn Dunn....very good book. I know there is a thesis by the author that was turned into the book, if someone knows how to snag it, that would be great for all of us.

    Andrew
     
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  11. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    Available at Archive.org
    Valour Enshrined : Not Available : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

    This book is available on the Archive.org Lending Library
    The first Vietnam War : Dunn, Peter M : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
    Only one person at a time can read it, and you read it online. There may be limited downloads available for some books, but they aren't permanent. You need to register before you can borrow.

    Cheers
    Maureen
     
  12. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    Great, Thanks for finding it (I only remembered the title/author last eve). Already registered w/Archive too, but the read online part...that means I have to sit in front of my PC or can I use my Kindle/Nook?
     
  13. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    BTW, it was while I was futzing around yesterday and found the Arakan lead the I did run across a number of Indian Army regimental histories that included WW2.

    I've been running around like an idiot today, but once I cool off (or at least no later than sometime tomorrow), I w/do my best to go snag the links to those tomes for everyone here!
     
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  16. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Nice find, Andrew.
     
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    AndrewP Member

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