By James Lawford

This publication examines the uniforms, gear, background and association of the thirtieth Punjabis, from 1857 to their provider in international conflict II. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated detail.

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Buttons and belt buckle are all brass, and a brass '30 P' can be seen on the white shoulder strap. B2 Sepoy, 1879 A1 Sepoy, service dress, 1857 The zouave jacket is still worn but trousers have The Army at the time of the Mutiny. White been discarded, and in their place pantaloons are trousers were worn on full-dress occasions, grey worn tucked into a pair of short gaiters over black overalls on service. This sepoy is in the 28th shoes. Belt, cartridge pouches and straps are of Bengal Infantry, and wears an early version of the brown leather.

M. the Patiala company commander, somewhat to his surprise, was told that the concentration had been fired and he left for Left Peak. The Patialas were highly trained and experienced soldiers. They took their time, nearly forty-five minutes, to cover 400 yards, but they also took Left Peak. Here again the main Japanese position had been dug below the crest. Now they were sandwiched with the Patialas above them and ' D ' and 'A' Companies beneath. The second-incommand went to Left Peak to organize the final phase.

After a vigorous engagement all objectives were captured. To give weight to the attack, 6-inch howitzers had been brought down from Razmak, and deployed outside Bannu. Bannu was a family station and the families took exception to being woken up at six o'clock in the morning by a heavy artillery bombardment, particularly as the blast from the howitzers shattered some of their windows. The Pathans also lodged an objection, as they thought heavy guns like 6-inch howitzers were out of place in a Frontier operation.

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