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HISTORY OF THE ASSAM RIFLES


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The Regiment was raised in 1824 as Frontier Constabulary for border control duties between India and Burma. It consisted of specially recruited Gurkha rank and file commanded by British officers on secondment from the Indian Army. This is a comprehensive history with good detail of operations in the Chin Hills, Naga Hills, Abor, Lushai etc. Bibliography, Index, Appendices, list of former Commanding Officers, notes on affiliations with Gurkha units, notes on Assam Rifles organisation changes from 1863 onwards. Reprint of the 1929 original edition.
  • AUTHOR: Shakespear, L W
  • FORMAT: 301pp 84 Bw 6 maps Pb
  • Code: 22461

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