RETRIBUTION: The Story of the Sepoy Mutiny by W. H. Fitchett

By W. H. Fitchett

To many Indians, it used to be their First conflict of Independence. To the British, it used to be an army mutiny. both approach, neither nation often is the comparable by the point it was once over.

In 1857, the warriors (sepoys) belonging to the military of the British East India corporation have been issued new rifles. To load them, the warriors needed to chew off the tops of paper cartridges, which the lads suggestion have been greased with both pig fats or red meat tallow. those elements have been anathema to the Muslim and Hindu infantrymen, and so they refused.

This used to be the spark that trigger a uprising that unfold all through a lot of the military and at last the civilian inhabitants. earlier than it ended, hundreds of thousands of British troops and thousands of Indians lay lifeless.

“William Henry Fitchett brings this really good bankruptcy in British army background alive as purely he can during this amazingly readable volume.”

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