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Poole, Dorset, England, United Kingdom: New Orchard Editions, 1986. Reprint edition, presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7.75 inches by 10 inches. 191,  pages. Illustrations (many in color). Glossary. Index of Indian Regimental Names. Bibliography. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Boris Mollo was the Deputy Director and Keeper of Records at the National Army Museum, London. This book is primarily about the uniforms of the Indian Army. A Military Department was created within the Government of the East India Company at Kolkata in the year 1776. Its main function was to sift and record orders relating to the Army that were issued by various Departments of the East India Company for the territories under its control. With the Charter Act of 1833, the Secretariat of the Government of the East India Company was reorganized into four Departments, including a Military Department. The army in the Presidencies of Bengal, Bombay and Madras functioned as respective Presidency Armies until 1 April 1895 when they were unified into a single Indian Army.
New York: Random House, 1979. First American Edition [stated], Presumed First printing. Hardcover. xxix, , 718,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. With nine maps and 32 black and white illustrations. Chronology. Sources. Bibliography. Notes. Index. There is some soiling on fore-edge. DJ has some wear, edge tears and sticker residue and other soiling. The author uses firsthand accounts to reconstruct Britain's last great imperial war which proved to be one of the costliest, deadliest, and most humiliating wars in British history. Thomas Francis Dermot Pakenham, 8th Earl of Longford (born 14 August 1933), known simply as Thomas Pakenham, is an Anglo-Irish historian and arborist who has written several prize-winning books on the diverse subjects of African history, Victorian and post-Victorian British history, and trees. After graduating from Belvedere College and Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1955, Thomas Pakenham traveled to Ethiopia, a trip which is described in his first book The Mountains of Rasselas. On returning to Britain, he worked on the editorial staff of the Times Educational Supplement and later for The Sunday Telegraph and The Observer. He divides his time between London and County Westmeath, Ireland, where he is the chairman of the Irish Tree Society and honorary custodian of Tullynally Castle. He has seven siblings, among them the award-winning historian and biographer Lady Antonia Fraser, (who is the widow of playwright Harold Pinter); Lady Rachel Billington, also a writer (and the widow of the director Kevin Billington); and Lady Judith Kazantzis, a poet.