The Army in India and the Development of Frontier Warfare, 1849–1947

  • T. R. Moreman

Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

About this book


This comprehensive study is the first scholarly account explaining how the British and Indian armies adapted to the peculiar demands of fighting an irregular tribal opponent in the mountainous no-man's-land between India and Afghanistan. It does so by discussing how a tactical doctrine of frontier fighting was developed and 'passed on' to succeeding generations of soldiers. As this book conclusively demonstrates this form of colonial warfare always exerted a powerful influence on the organisation, equipment, training and ethos of the Army in India.


Afghanistan army bibliography Front India warfare

Authors and affiliations

  • T. R. Moreman
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40185-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37462-1
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