John Bayley: The letters of Indian soldiers, 2 September 1999
Show More Indian Voices of the Great War: Soldiers’ Letters 1914-18 edited by David Omissi.
Macmillan, 416 pp., £17.50, April 1999, 0 333 75144 2Show More
“... over trenches, barbed-wire and shell-torn territory to kill and capture large numbers of Germans. David Omissi remarks on the accuracy with which Jemadar Shah Mirza (a jemadar was a junior NCO) describes the action and its short-term consequences for the enemy; as usual no general breakthrough was achieved. Letters of this date and from these regiments ...”