The Indian army and the 1904 Kitchener reforms; World War I; interwar reforms and "Indianization" of the officer corps; World War II; partiion of the army between Indian and Pakistan, 1947; the regiments; cavalry, infantry, artillery, sappers, pioneers, supporting services; the armies of the princes; auxiliary force (India); frontier corps; uniforms; commentary on colour artwork.
Mike Chappell spent 22 years in infantry soldiering, retiring in 1974 as RSM of the 1st Bn., The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers). Since beginning to paint military subjects in 1968 Mike has gained world-wide popularity as a military illustrator, and has been a prolific artist and author for Osprey for well over 20 years. Ian Sumner was bom in 1953 in Eccles, near Manchester. He originaily trained as a librarian in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but is now a freelance author. His previous work for Osprey includes two Men-at-Arms titles on the French Army 1914-45.