I am tempted to research an aspect of Partition (September 1947) only recently discovered. In summary: Who were the six British brigades in India at Partition? My discovery came from glancing at 'Partition: The story of Indian independence and the creation of Pakistan in 1947', published in Hardcover – 10 Aug 2017 and later in paperback. The author being a retired British Army General, Barney White-Spunner. Link to publisher's website: Partition The book has had many reviews. Here is a key passage from one: 'The warnings were there, but they were ignored. White-Spunner blames everyone. Militarily ignorant politicians like Nehru and Jinnah were simply out of their depth. Mountbatten was not as personally culpable as is often supposed and, suprisingly, the man he blames most is Claude Auchinleck, the Indian army’s much-loved commander-in-chief. “The Auk”, it seems, saw Partition as a threat to his army rather than to the Indian public. He starved the Punjab of troops and, even when the scale of the tragedy was apparent, declined to deploy British regiments on the grounds that their job was to protect British personnel, not Indians. In Barney White-Spunner’s highly readable account, this is probably the greatest surprise. Coming from the pen of another likeable general it carries conviction.' Link: https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/partition-india-pakistan-1947/ One Indian review cited the author: 'An effective military deployment, which was urged on the authorities in Delhi from as early as March 1947, would have prevented much of the violence. Why had this not happened? I also feel that although lots is written about Partition in India there is surprisingly little in the UK - just as there is surprisingly little about the events of World War Two in India and the Bengal famine.' Link: Partition through the eyes of an ex-British commander To be fair Barney White-Spunner provides an explanation why these troops did not respond to the mayhem. In my glance there was no detail on which units were present, though I do recall the brigades were mainly infantry and with armoured car regiments. Months ago I posted on the last two infantry battalions to leave India and Pakistan, a long time afterwards. The delay in leaving was attributed to a shortage of suitable sea transport. I have looked through the threads here on Partition and cannot spot anything relevant. So help and pointers would be welcome. Finally this is a work in progress due to start.