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By James Lawford, Michael Youens

ISBN-10: 0850450616

ISBN-13: 9780850450613

This e-book examines the uniforms, gear, heritage and service provider of the thirtieth Punjabis, from 1857 to their carrier in global battle 2. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated element.

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The illustration s h o w s how the haversack and water-bottle were carried in fighting order 'C' Company was ordered to take up a position on the far side of the col. ' D ' Company was then to establish itself half-way down the track to Shongphel, after which 'A' Company was to pass through and penetrate into the village itself. Tactical Battalion Headquarters, the small operational component restricted to a few signallers and intelligence men needed for the minute-to-minute control of the Battalion, was to move with ' D ' Company.

After a dawn bombardment the Jhelum Brigade launched a two-battalion attack on the heights with the 1st/16th on the left and the 1st/10th Baluchis on the right. After a vigorous engagement all objectives were captured. To give weight to the attack, 6-inch howitzers had been brought down from Razmak, and deployed outside Bannu. Bannu was a family station and the families took exception to being woken up at six o'clock in the morning by a heavy artillery bombardment, particularly as the blast from the howitzers shattered some of their windows.

All regiments were opened to Indian officers, and henceforward the term 'British officer' was often widened to include Indian officers serving with the King's Commission. The first Indian officer to join the 1st/16th, Lieutenant Pritam Singh, arrived in 1941. The supply of Sikh and Dogra recruits began to run dry; another brisk stroke of the pen and Jats were enlisted to fill Sikh vacancies, Gujars and Ahirs to fill Dogra vacancies. s were very considerable, just at a time when owing to the rapid expansion officers were least able to understand and cope with the type of problem likely to arise.

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