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Salam all,

I don't know if this documentary has been posted on PDF before but I think it surely belongs in this section. Amazing shots from the 70s and 80s. It's definitely a must watch!!

My apologies if this isn't the appropriate section for this post.



 

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1 KASHMIR Mountain Battery
This was the only Imperial Service Mountain Battery in the East African theatre and was equipped with four 10-pounders (2.75-inch). (See pages 338 and 339 of “The Forgotten Fronts” by Maj-Gen Sir Martin Farndale.)
“1 Kashmir Pack Battery was despatched to East Africa in November 1916 under the command of Major Dharam Singh. The battery gave support to the forces operating in the Rufigi River area and, in February 1917, at Mikalinso. The battery was in constant action from March to November 1917 and suffered heavily from malaria and dysentery. Almost all the mules were lost due to illness. The battery returned to Jammu in March 1918.” (From page 107 of “Jammu and Kashmir Arms” by Maj-Gen D.K. Palit.)
“The Kashmir Mountain Battery (which started with 198 rank and file and 172 mules) went with Brigadier-General Beves’ 2nd South African Infantry Brigade . . . Extract from the Battery history: During the time the battery was in Africa, owing to malaria and other sickness, a very large proportion of the personnel had to be replaced from India, most coming from No 2 Kashmir Mountain Battery. Of the animals taken out by the battery only one survived to the end of 1917, all the rest having succumbed to the tsetse fly and horse-sickness. The battery had 24 casualties, all except three being deaths from sickness.” (From “The History of The Indian Mountain Artillery” By Brig-Gen C.A.L. Graham.)
 

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an interesting coincidence during the 1965 Operations - both sides captured a couple of Commanding Officers each.

the Indians bagged the COs of the 16ᵗʰ Punjab and 4ᵗʰ Cavalry; the Pakistanis took into captivity the COs of the 4ᵗʰ Maratha Light Infantry and the 4ᵗʰ Sikh. https://t.co/4Ws8Dvyn8t
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