This is a book about people and how they sometimes behave. In particular, it is about Indian soldiers and about certain virtues - loyalty to comrades, fidelity to an oath, courage under stress. Without these virtues, an army is nothing.
In this remarkable classic, Philip Mason provides an astute understanding of the individual psychology of the soldier and how, despite weapons, equipment and training, it is personal honour and integrity that emerge as the most important assets of an army.
Author: Philip Mason