Short online histories

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

  1. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link.

    I haven't seen this one before.

  2. IKE26

    IKE26 Active Member

    No paragraph for italian campaign :-(
  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Page 136.

    The Middle East section also includes service with C.M.F. in Italy.
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  4. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    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.

  5. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    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.
  6. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    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.
  7. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

  8. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    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.

    Williams R.M. - 44th (Later 2nd) Indian Airborne Division Order of Battle 1945-47.jpg 02.jpg 03.jpg 04.jpg 05.jpg 06.jpg 07.jpg
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  9. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    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).
  10. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I have it as a .pdf, but I had to disassemble it to get it under the maximum file size limit here.
  11. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    Ahh, gotcha!
  12. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Thanks Charley.
  13. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    There has been mention in previous posts about the regimental histories on fold3, a pay website.

    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.
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  14. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    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.
  15. idler

    idler GeneralList

    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.
  16. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    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.
  17. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    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

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  18. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    Thank you Maureen...great little find! :)
  19. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    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) Possibly a regimental publication. "A book on the Assam Rifles on completing 180 years of existence".

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  20. AndrewP

    AndrewP Member

    Thank you, Maureen!

    Neither method works, for some odd reason.

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