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By James Lawford

ISBN-10: 0850450616

ISBN-13: 9780850450613

This booklet examines the uniforms, gear, background and association of the thirtieth Punjabis, from 1857 to their carrier in international conflict II. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated detail.

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Defenders found themselves unable to make any The Japanese could not always retrieve their dead, impression. At daybreak, baffled, they dug in and the sickly smell of decaying corpses was added about 100 yards below the Right Peak perimeter. to the other pleasures of the mountain resort. Next morning 'A' Company was moved from As the strength of the Battalion ebbed away, it Left Peak to the comparative safety of Knoll. became apparent that the time would come when Knoll, under the shadow of Ben Nevis, was the trenches could not be properly manned, and immune to shellfire from the far side of that that one night the Battalion would be overrun.

Not a shot had been fired. Except for 'A' Company remaining on Knoll to cover the withdrawal, the remainder of the Battalion marched back to the gun lines in the Sengmai Turel. T h a t night the gunners, whose unstinting assistance had contributed so much to the successful defence, insisted on taking over the night guards to give the Battalion an uninterrupted sleep. It was a generous gesture and much appreciated, although it was probably several days before the reflex reactions after the past fortnight permitted unbroken slumber.

Meanwhile the Indian Army remained to all intents and purposes at peace. Army Headquarters renamed themselves General Headquarters and directed that on all crime sheets soldiers should be 25 stated as being on active service. Even this trivial gesture came to nothing. A learned judge of the High Court could, with some justice, find no evidence to show that the Indian Army was on active service and promptly ruled that it was not. , nervously aware that their former order might well be considered unconstitutional, hastily rescinded it.

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