Discussion in 'British Indian Army' started by Maureene, Jan 5, 2014.
Thanks for the link.
I haven't seen this one before.
No paragraph for italian campaign :-(
The Middle East section also includes service with C.M.F. in Italy.
I'm rather late to this thread & a thank-you for the heads-up from Charley. Kick my backside if I'm going off topic here, but I've just come across a book that has the title of, Quartered Safe the War in Burma . Its a first Edition & goes onto tell the tales of the 9 Battalion the Border Regiment. I do have the Story of The Border Regiment by P J. Shears that was first printed in 1948.
I've also come across a book by Bickersteth (A. Charles, some time Major of 4/10 GR) ODTAA: Being Extracts from the diary of an Officer who served with the 4/10 Gurkha Rifles in Manipur & Burma .. I'm far from a expert on most things, but my thinking that this Battalion served in the 20th Indian Division. Its a first Edition of 258 pp; & was printed by Aberdeen Univ. Press in 1953.
See here for 9 Borders (one of my distractions!):
9th Border Regt
Quartered Safe Out Here is one of the best military books I've ever read.
I've just realised we're missing one from the list:
A Gurkha Brigade in Italy: Story of the 43rd Gurkha Lorried Brigade (Times Of India Press, 1945), 30pp.
Couple more of short histories of Indian Divisions were added on archive.org page. Links to all of those that are currently uploaded on the site
The Fighting Fifth - History Of The Fifth Division
Golden Arrow - The Story of the 7th Indian Division
One More River - The Story of the 8th Indian Division
Teheran to Trieste - The Story of the 10th Indian Division
Dagger Division - Story of the 19th Indian Division
A Happy Family - The Story Of The 20th Indian Division
The 23th Indian Division - Burma, Malaya, Java
The Story Of The 25th Indian Division - The Arakan Campaign
Tiger Head - The Story Of The 26th Indian Division
Does anybody has history of 17th Indian Division from this series?
Not a divisional history, but I came across an Order of Battle for 44th (Later 2nd) Indian Airborne Division (1945-47).
I thought it might be useful for somebody.
Great find, Charley...I'll snag it and have it ".Pdf'alized" for everyone's benefit! (Though Tom is just getting over a near/minor heart attack, so it might take several days before he can get to it).
I have it as a .pdf, but I had to disassemble it to get it under the maximum file size limit here.
There has been mention in previous posts about the regimental histories on fold3, a pay website. https://go.fold3.com/
Fold3 is free for the next few days. The website says "Ends Tuesday"
They are listed under WW2/Military Books. Most would then be listed under India, but some could be listed elsewhere.
Another great opportunity on Fold3, as Maureen points out. Almost too much to contemplate downloading for me. The collections for Afghanistan, India and Myanmar, all have something to offer.
I had a quick look earlier. Am I missing the links to download whole books, or is it a case of downloading them a page at a time? I fear it's too hot to bother with the latter.
Yeah, a page at a time, but if you do a little at a time... Plus I have a friend that's a Wiz at combining pdf pages into an/the entire book, or if size is an issue, 2-4 parts.
The following history is now available as a pdf download from PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Dataset
Bugle and Kukri : the story of the 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles by Brian Reginald Mullaly 1957.
The story of the regiment to the time of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, so should include WW2, although I haven't downloaded it .
There should be a Download to click on. If not, look under Books, Nepal on the website
Thank you Maureen...great little find!
Two new pdf downloads from PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Dataset
Jammu and Kashmir Arms–History of the J&K Rifles by D. K. Palit 1972. If the download button does not display, locate under Books/Indian Subcontinent
Sentinels of the North-East--the Assam Rifles by D.K. Palit 1984. If the download button does not display, locate under Books/Indian Subcontinent.
Another history of the Assam Rifles
Assam Rifles at 180 c 2015. (no author given) issuu.com. Possibly a regimental publication. "A book on the Assam Rifles on completing 180 years of existence".
Thank you, Maureen!
Neither method works, for some odd reason.
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