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Army, Ethnicity and Society in British India

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Author(s): Barkawi, Tarak
Barkawi, Tarak - Army, Ethnicity and Society in British India Keywords: British Indian army | colonial society | ethnicity | Henry Lawrence | military organization | Second World War Abstract: This chapter discusses power, ethnicity and military organization in British imperial context, and of the 'class' or communal organization of the post-mutiny Indian Army. It turns to the character of ethnic relations in the Indian Army in the Second World War. The chapter takes up the question of military anthropol…

The First World War in Contemporary British Popular Culture

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Author(s): Todman, Dan
Todman, Dan - The First World War in Contemporary British Popular Culture Keywords: British popular culture | First World War | Second World War | Western Front ISFWWS-Keywords: Britain | Society | Culture | Literature | Great Britain | Culture | Experience of combat | Home fronts | Published memoirs and biographies | Experience of combat Abstract: Faced with the terrifying maelstrom of the Western Front, with apocalyptic artillery barrages and seemingly endless battles of attrition, it was natural enough for the soldiers of the First World…

The War in Burma, 1942–1945: The 7/10th Baluch Experience

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Author(s): Marston, Daniel
Marston, Daniel - The War in Burma, 1942–1945: The 7/10th Baluch Experience Keywords: 7/10th Baluch experience | battalion | Burma | Indian Army | Meiktila | Second World War Abstract: This chapter considers the reform of the larger army through the experiences of one battalion - the 7/10th Baluch Regiment of the 17th Indian Division - during the Burma Campaign and its efforts at reform throughout the war. The 7/10th Baluch's experience in the Second World War was representative of that of the larger Ind…

Allies to a Declining Power: The Martial Races, the Second World War and the End of the British Empire in South Asia

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Author(s): Rand, Gavin
Rand, Gavin - Allies to a Declining Power: The Martial Races, the Second World War and the End of the British Empire in South Asia Keywords: British Empire | interwar | martial races | Second World War | South Asia Abstract: In retrospect, it is hardly surprising that the massive upheaval which the Second World War wrought in South Asia precipitated the termination of British rule in India. This chapter seeks to contribute to this literature by exploring how attitudes towards the so called martial races were influe…

Why are We still Interested in This Old War?

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Author(s): Chickering, Roger
Chickering, Roger - Why are We still Interested in This Old War? Keywords: American Revolution | First World War | Second World War | War ISFWWS-Keywords: General | Legacy | Literature | Culture | Society Abstract: This chapter begins with an immodest proposition. This is that the foundation of the Historiale in Peronne was not the only reason why the year 1992 was significant for the historiography of the First World War. In March of the same year, the first in a series of conferences took place in Washington, DC on the history …