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Building the Medical Machine: the Western Front, 1914–June 1916

Mark Harrison

in The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199575824
eISBN:
9780191595158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575824.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines casualty disposal (the evacuation and treatment of casualties) from the beginning of the war through to mid-1916. Beginning with an analysis of planning for a continental ... More


The Making of Empire, II: India, Madras, Bombay and Bengal 1765–1778

P. J. MARSHALL

in The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226665
eISBN:
9780191706813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226665.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

Early British rule in India was built on Indian foundations. In Bengal the British were able to build on the foundations of a well-established state and a flourishing economy. Above all, the new East ... More


The Making of Empire, I: India, New Imperial Structures 1765–1783

P. J. MARSHALL

in The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226665
eISBN:
9780191706813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226665.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

The rapid growth of British territorial power in India thrust responsibility for ruling millions of people on the East India Company, a trading body seemingly quite unfit for such tasks. Yet to place ... More


‘Wonder and pain’: Mesopotamia, November 1914–May 1916

Mark Harrison

in The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199575824
eISBN:
9780191595158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575824.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at the period from the landings of the predominantly Indian force in November 1914 through to the wholesale changes of early 1916, which saw the replacement of commanders and the ... More


Military medicine in transition: Mesopotamia, June 1916–November 1918

Mark Harrison

in The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199575824
eISBN:
9780191595158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575824.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

From 1916 the very dismal medical situation in Mesopotamia began to improve due to a massive injection of manpower and resources and a wholesale change of command. The headquarters staff in ... More


Imperatives of the New Order

Rajesh Rai

in Indians in Singapore, 1819-1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port-city

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099291
eISBN:
9780199083114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099291.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the Indian experience from the period immediately before the advent of World War II in the East to mid-1943—just before the arrival of Subhas Chandra Bose to Singapore. ... More


‘The Nation Within’: British India at War 1939–1947: Raleigh Lecture on History

C. A. Bayly

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263242
eISBN:
9780191734014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the remarkable recovery of British India and the Indian army that made the reconquest of Burma and Malaya possible. The Indian army is shown to have displayed a number of ... More


Morale, Discipline, and Discontent in the Indian Armed Forces

Kaushik Roy

in India and World War II: War, Armed Forces, and Society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463534
eISBN:
9780199087181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463534.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The very absence of large-scale mutinies in the Indian armed forces between 1939 and 1945 indicates that Indian soldiery was quite content with British military service. Moreover, there were no overt ... More


The Golden Temple: A Tale of Two Sieges

C. Christine Fair

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines two important operations waged by Indian security forces to counter Sikh insurgents operating in India's northern state of Punjab, from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. The ... More


Colonial Wars and Imperial Instability, 1688–1793

Bruce P. Lenman

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a description on colonial wars and Imperial instability of the British Empire from the late 16th century to the late 17th century. It deals with the use of force overseas. The ... More


Manpower Mobilization and Indian Society

Kaushik Roy

in Indian Army and the First World War: 1914-18

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199485659
eISBN:
9780199093939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485659.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyses the course and consequences of combatant and non-combatant manpower mobilization for the Indian Army during the First World War. The quantum of manpower mobilization by British ... More


Indians in Singapore, 1819-1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port-city

Rajesh Rai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099291
eISBN:
9780199083114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099291.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Indians in Singapore, 1819 to 1945 studies the Indian diaspora in colonial Singapore. Drawing on administrative archives, intelligence reports, observer accounts, newspapers, oral testimonies, and ... More


The Indian Army in Africa and Italy: 1940–4

Kaushik Roy

in India and World War II: War, Armed Forces, and Society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463534
eISBN:
9780199087181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463534.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

The Indian Army defeated the Italians in Abyssinia and played a crucial role in containing Erwin Rommel’s Panzerarmee Afrika in Egypt–Libya in 1941–2. The Indian troops proved themselves masters of ... More


The Issue of Surrender in the Malayan Campaign, 1941–2

Mark Connelly

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The fall of Singapore in February 1942 witnessed the surrender of some 130,000 British, Imperial and Commonwealth soldiers. The event was a disaster for the British Empire in the Far East and ... More


The Impact of World Events 1939–1945

Peter Heehs

in India's Freedom Struggle 1857-1947: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195627985
eISBN:
9780199080670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195627985.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the approach of the Second World War; the offer of forming an Indian constitution; the Cripps proposals; the plan to end British rule in India through a ‘Quit India ... More


Defeat in Mesopotamia

Kaushik Roy

in Indian Army and the First World War: 1914-18

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199485659
eISBN:
9780199093939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485659.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter grapples with the question whether the defeat of the British Indian Army at Kut was inevitable or not? And India’s responsibility for the disaster at Kut is also considered. This chapter ... More


The Fall of Hong Kong, December 1941

Kwong Chi Man and Tsoi Yiu Lun

in Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208708
eISBN:
9789888313457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208708.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter is a revision of the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941 using both Japanese and British archival sources and other materials. It attempts to bring in the Japanese perspective to the Battle and ... More


Sikhs and World War II (1939–45)

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter views World War II in the perspective of the Sikhs. It talks about Indian politics during the ‘Phony War’, and highlights the crisis of conscience experienced by the Sikh leaders. It ... More


Bearing Witness: Memories, War, and Life in Lakhipathar

Santana Khanikar

in State, Violence, and Legitimacy in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199485550
eISBN:
9780199092031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485550.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses conflict and violence in Lakhipathar, over a period of two decades, drawing on oral histories from the people of Lakhipathar. Listening to the narratives of past sufferings ... More


The Making of an Authority: The State versus the Non-state

Santana Khanikar

in State, Violence, and Legitimacy in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199485550
eISBN:
9780199092031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485550.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines how the everyday social life of contemporary Lakhipathar is shaped and influenced by its extraordinary past of violence. Examining the place of the army in the present, it ... More


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