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Charaina05 Oct 2017 4:04 p.m. PST

Hello all. Besides the Ospreys on the topic (soldiers of the mutiny and Queen Victoria's Enemies 3), does anyone know of any good print sources for the uniforms and dress of those involved in the mutiny, British forces and mutineers/allies?

dbf167605 Oct 2017 4:22 p.m. PST

Not in print for, per se, but Iron Duke's website has all the information that most people will ever need and much more. And, no doubt, there will be more to come.

Timbo W05 Oct 2017 5:32 p.m. PST

There was a good summary in one of the wargames mags MW or WI ,any years ago.

Rich Bliss05 Oct 2017 6:35 p.m. PST

Mollo's "The Indian Army" is useful.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

Fully agree that there is a conspicuous lack of illustrations on this fascinating subject. It might have something to do with the fact that so much is simply unknown or that the whole affair was so chaotic almost anything goes.

I would like to second dbf1676's recommendation for the Iron Duke website. It's mostly text but a wealth of information there.

In print. Aside from the obvious Osprey books
The Indian Mutiny-67, The British Troops In The Indian Mutiny-268 and The British Army on Campaign parts 2&3, there is the John French book The British In India. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of illustrations but only black and white drawings. Someone should really colour that one in!
Mollo's The Indian Army is quite good as is Beaumont's Sword of The Ray. Both however excel in post -Mutiny details.

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