Many believe that the great wars of the British Empire — the Peninsular Wars and Waterloo — have often overlooked the greater wars that were fought by the British in India, during their colonial rule in the country, like the Mahratta War or the battle at Assaye. And it were the tricks of the trade that Wellington, the first “Sepoy General”, as he was called by his soldiers, learnt in these wars that made him resume the role of one of the greatest soldiers of war. And this was a tradition that launched the careers of the greatest Sepoy Generals of the British Army.
Covering the entire spate of time, from when Lord Wellington was given the title more as a measure of affection from his fellow soldiers to the times of Lord Roberts, G. W. Forrest tracks the history of the greatest Sepoy Generals that have served in the British Empire, reminding people of their courage and contributions towards the adage, “The Sun will never set on the British Empire.”
Author: G. W. Forrest, C.I.E
Features: First Published 1901