30th Punjabis (Men-at-Arms, Volume 31) by James Lawford

By James Lawford

This booklet examines the uniforms, gear, heritage and association of the thirtieth Punjabis, from 1857 to their provider in global warfare II. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated detail.

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Acting on the axiom of reinforcing success rather than failure, the second-in-command ordered the reserve company of Patialas forward to Right Peak, and accompanied them himself. He decided to use the Patiala company to attack Left Peak and called for an artillery concentration on that target. Although it had previously been registered, this was no easy task; shells ranged fractionally too far would spend themselves harmlessly in the valley beyond, while any short would pitch into ' D ' Company just below the Japanese.

Also, British officers wore a khaki drill shirt, collar and tie. The red flash of the 30th can be clearly seen under the shoulder titles of this figure, and of G1 and G3. The illustration is based on a photograph of the Afridi campaign, 1931, in the possession of Colonel E. C. Spencer. G3 Indian Officer, 1933 This Indian officer wears a cardigan over his greybacked shirt, as was normal cold-weather dress for all but ceremonial parades during the 1930s. Most cardigans were of the pullover type, but those worn by Sikhs buttoned down the front so that they could be put on without having to be pulled over the safa.

Water had to be carried up by however much the 1st/16th might deplore it. So the Battalion strengthened its defences and hand from a spring 300 feet below. By day the men awaited the inevitable. On the third day it hap- removed their boots for a couple of hours to pened. During the late afternoon Japanese 105 prevent their feet becoming soft; there could be and 155 mm. guns started to bombard the peaks. no question of taking them off at night. As time Against the heavy 155 mm. shells the head cover passed the men became lousy, and after more than on the weapon pits offered little protection.

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