Short online histories

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

  1. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    I tried the second file, Sentinels of the North-East, located in Books/Indian Subcontinent.
    I did have to click on it a few times, but it did download.

  2. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member


    Thanks for the recents links on the Assam Rifles, J&K Rifles and the 10th Gurkha Rifles. We all appreciate your updates and efforts
  3. Skoyen89

    Skoyen89 Senior Member

    Great links - thanks Maureen.

    The Assam Rifles book is interesting because there is a good level of detail on them and their role with V Force. There do not seem to be any War Diaries for the Assam Rifles at Kew but the level of detail suggests that good original material exists somewhere. In the Regimental Archives in India probably?

    The download of this book has disappeared:
    "1957 Bugle and Kukri–story of the 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles by Mullaly"
    Does anyone have a copy they saved when it existed?
  4. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles


    At work, but message me your email address and I'll send you it this evening.
  5. idler

    idler GeneralList

    10 GR - or their association - have been relatively prolific publishers so I'd suspect they're protecting their IP.
  6. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    So. we're pretty much out of luck then. eh?

    Ah well, c'est la vie...Thank you though, Maureen...greatly appreciated!
  7. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I downloaded a copy of the the 1957 Bugle and Kukri - Story of the 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles by Mullaly. If anyone is interested, start a conversation and I will provide you with a download link.
  8. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    I'm interested in all three links that Maureen provided, usually Pahar is quite reliable but it is odd that none of the links work.
  9. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    Regarding 1957 Bugle and Kukri–story of the 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles by Mullaly s
    Using the link
    1957 Bugle and Kukri–story of the 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles by Mullaly s I can see a download button on the page. I clicked on that and the download started (although I then terminated it)

    Sometimes the download button does not display (do not know why it is intermittent) and then you need to go to the Books section at the top of the Pahar webpage and download it from there.

    Perhaps if you are still unable to download, there is a problem with your internet speed, (or maybe the website is busy? but I don't technically know about this) and you need to try another time the day. I know for another Indian website, some years ago it was commented that very early UK time was best for downloading.
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  10. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    Two online volumes from Central Secretariat Library (CSL) [Delhi] Digital Repository. This library is one of the oldest libraries of the Government of India.

    I haven't looked at the contents of either, so can't comment on the quality of the digitisation, including images.

    The History of the 3rd Battalion 7th Rajput Regiment - Duke of Connaught's Own by H. G. Rawlinson 1941.
    A description said that it covers the history to 1940

    India’s Army by Major D. Jackson 1940
    Contains a "potted history" of every Regiment & Corps (including the auxiliary & princely state forces).

    Central Secretariat Library (CSL): India's army
    There are supposed to be a number of images, but whether they are included, or the possible quality, I do not know

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  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Both books look good to me, the images are not too bad at all, just a bit grainy.
  12. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Thanks again, Maureene. Two more great resources.
  13. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    Thanks for finding these, Maureen...greatly appreciated, as always!
  14. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    Hi All,

    I was able to find a small Mother load of books yesterday... Enjoy!

    And let me know what you think! :)

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  15. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Good find there Andrew, I've grabbed the book on the Khyber Rifles and will have a read.
  16. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    Glad to have been of Service... always on a quest.

    NOW to find a digitized copy of Cadell's "History of the Bombay Army"...UGH!
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  17. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member


    Thank you for the links.
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    AndrewP Member

  19. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

  20. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    Links are acting weird but the book IS available for Free via Google Books, just enter name of the book.

    (And Yes, that HathiTrust link works diff on both sides of the pond and while youse guise get to read it, you can't download it.

    Try here...

    A Short History of the 3rd (Queen's Own) Gurkha Rifles


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