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James Lawford, Michael Youens's 30th Punjabis PDF

By James Lawford, Michael Youens

ISBN-10: 0850450616

ISBN-13: 9780850450613

This publication examines the uniforms, apparatus, background and service provider of the thirtieth Punjabis, from 1857 to their provider in international battle 2. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated aspect.

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Ceaseless drafts to form new battalions or to reinforce those on service sapped its strength. Among others, it sent a complete company of well-trained soldiers to Malaya. They arrived in Singapore in good time to add to the numbers of men captured by the Japanese. At this time, the Battalion's main concession to the war was to change from brass shoulder titles to embroidered ones, although the opportunity was taken to start the training of specialists against the day that modern weapons should be received.

P. Clarke. Regimental mufti. M. in off-duty walking-out dress 38 C3 Drill Havildar, full dress, 1900 A Dogra drill havildar of the 30th. His safa is plain blue with white fringe to the 'pugri', while the rest of the uniform is almost identical with that of the officers, with the exception of the absence of all gold piping and braid. Based on Regimental photographs from the collection of the late Brigadier C. P. Clarke. D1 Havildar, service dress, 1900 By the early 1900s khaki drill was the normal service dress.

Here again the main Japanese position had been dug below the crest. Now they were sandwiched with the Patialas above them and ' D ' and 'A' Companies beneath. The second-incommand went to Left Peak to organize the final phase. A patrol was sent down to establish physical contact with the companies below; then 'A' Company launched a last desperate assault. For a few moments the fire was intense and a heavy blast struck the Patiala company. It was only to cover the Japanese withdrawl. 'A' Company surged up to Left Peak and began to dig in beside the Patialas.

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