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The Resource Army of empire : the untold story of the Indian Army in World War I, George Morton-Jack

Army of empire : the untold story of the Indian Army in World War I, George Morton-Jack

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Army of empire : the untold story of the Indian Army in World War I
Title
Army of empire
Title remainder
the untold story of the Indian Army in World War I
Statement of responsibility
George Morton-Jack
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on untapped new sources, the first global history of the Indian Expeditionary Forces in World War I. While their story is almost always overlooked, the 1.5 million Indian soldiers who served the British Empire in World War I played a crucial role in the eventual Allied victory. Despite their sacrifices, Indian troops received mixed reactions from their allies and their enemies alike--some were treated as liberating heroes, some as mercenaries and conquerors themselves, and all as racial inferiors and a threat to white supremacy. Yet even as they fought as imperial troops under the British flag, their broadened horizons fired in them new hopes of racial equality and freedom on the path to Indian independence. Drawing on freshly uncovered interviews with members of the Indian Army in Iraq and elsewhere, historian George Morton-Jack paints a deeply human story of courage, colonization, and racism, and finally gives these men their rightful place in history
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morton-Jack, George,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D547.I5
LC item number
M678 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • India
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • India
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
  • HISTORY / Military / World War I
  • TRAVEL / Asia / India
Label
Army of empire : the untold story of the Indian Army in World War I, George Morton-Jack
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 530-550) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
-- Part One: The Road to World War -- 'The peasant's university' -- 'Inferior in the scale of humanity' -- 'He merely obeys orders' -- Part Two: 1914 -- 'Vivent les Hindous!' -- 'In the nick of time' -- 'The riff-raff' -- 'That God-forsaken ground' -- 'Enterprises and surprises' -- Part Three: 1915 -- 'An anti-British crusade' 'I could not bear the news' -- 'Just like the photos' -- 'Keskersay' -- 'As when the leaves fall off a tree' -- Part Four: 1916 -- 'The Pasha of Baghdad' -- 'A tin full of kerosene' -- 'Looking for Germans' -- Part Five: 1917 -- 'A cemetery of reputations' -- 'An ambulating refrigerator' -- 'No longer a Cinderella' -- 'Why did I leave my little trench in France?' -- 'Bonjour petite fille Louise' -- Part Six: 1918 -- 'The political self-development of the people' -- 'We alone have got to keep Southern Asia' -- 'Each one of us must fight on to the end' -- Part Seven: Veterans -- 'Which side their bread is buttered'
Control code
1030761510
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
582 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465094042
Lccn
2018960411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1030761510
Label
Army of empire : the untold story of the Indian Army in World War I, George Morton-Jack
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 530-550) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
-- Part One: The Road to World War -- 'The peasant's university' -- 'Inferior in the scale of humanity' -- 'He merely obeys orders' -- Part Two: 1914 -- 'Vivent les Hindous!' -- 'In the nick of time' -- 'The riff-raff' -- 'That God-forsaken ground' -- 'Enterprises and surprises' -- Part Three: 1915 -- 'An anti-British crusade' 'I could not bear the news' -- 'Just like the photos' -- 'Keskersay' -- 'As when the leaves fall off a tree' -- Part Four: 1916 -- 'The Pasha of Baghdad' -- 'A tin full of kerosene' -- 'Looking for Germans' -- Part Five: 1917 -- 'A cemetery of reputations' -- 'An ambulating refrigerator' -- 'No longer a Cinderella' -- 'Why did I leave my little trench in France?' -- 'Bonjour petite fille Louise' -- Part Six: 1918 -- 'The political self-development of the people' -- 'We alone have got to keep Southern Asia' -- 'Each one of us must fight on to the end' -- Part Seven: Veterans -- 'Which side their bread is buttered'
Control code
1030761510
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
582 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465094042
Lccn
2018960411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1030761510

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