By James Lawford, Michael Youens

This publication examines the uniforms, gear, background and company of the thirtieth Punjabis, from 1857 to their carrier in international warfare 2. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated aspect.

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It suffered 153 casualties; apart from those inflicted during the initial assault, almost all the remainder could be attributed to shellfire. For the next six weeks the 1st/16th occupied quiet sectors; then, in July with the I m p h a l Kohima road open, the 23rd Division turned to the offensive. As it drove down towards T a m u the 1st Indian Infantry Brigade was once more ordered into the jungle to cut in behind the Japanese defences. The Battalion had a full part to play. The monsoon had broken and the rain was unceasing, making the jungle tracks mere rivers of mud.

Became apparent that the time would come when Knoll, under the shadow of Ben Nevis, was the trenches could not be properly manned, and immune to shellfire from the far side of that that one night the Battalion would be overrun. mountain. For the next ten days a recurrent The Divisional Commander had been watching pattern set in. By day the Japanese sporadically the situation and now concluded that Ben Nevis shelled the mountain top; anything they could see was too exposed and the problems of supply too moving, they sniped with 75 mm.

Somehow the word got about that the Battalion had withdrawn. The order went to the guns in the Sengmai Turel to fire ten rounds gunfire into Right Peak. At this time all the gunner communications on Ben Nevis had been destroyed; the gunner signaller lay dead, with his officer lying mortally wounded across his body. But fortunately the brigade radio set was still in order, and the adjutant contrived a pungent conversation with the Brigade Major. He afterwards swore that a piece of molten metal whizzed between his lips and the mouthpiece of the radio.

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