By Ronald Harris, Chris Warner
The 1st King's regiment to serve in India was once the thirty ninth Foot in 1754. prior to it lower back domestic in 1758 a lot of its officials and males selected to move to the Honourable East India Company's provider, and from that point onwards British infantrymen served constantly in India, in both the British or Indian Armies, for nearly 2 hundred years. This exciting quantity from R G Harris makes a speciality of the Bengal Cavalry Regiments 1857-1914, taking a look at the uniforms of the entire regiments, from the Governor-General's physique shield to the nineteenth Lancers.
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Bengal cavalry regiments, 1857-1914 by Ronald Harris, Chris Warner