The First Anglo-Sikh War 1845–46

The betrayal of the Khalsa

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The First Anglo-Sikh War 1845–46

The betrayal of the Khalsa

Description

A highly illustrated account of the First Anglo-Sikh War of 1845–56, a dramatic, hard-fought, and colorful conflict during Britain's rule of India.

This fully illustrated study of the First Anglo-Sikh War tells the story of one of the major colonial wars of the nineteenth century, as the British East India Company attempted to wrest control of the Punjab region from a Sikh Empire riven by infighting.

The First Anglo-Sikh War broke out due to escalating tensions between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company in the Punjab region of India in the mid-nineteenth century. Political machinations were at the heart of the conflict, with Sikh rulers fearing the growing power of their own army, while several prominent Sikh generals actively collaborated with the East India Company.

The British faced a disciplined opponent, trained along European lines, which fielded armies numbering in the tens of thousands. The war featured a number of closely contested battles, with both sides taking heavy losses.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

Product details

Published Jul 23 2019
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472834478
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 338
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Smith

David Smith has studied in both the United States…

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Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…

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