The Indian Army in WW2

Discussion in 'Regiment Histories' started by Kyt, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Kyt

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    The Indian Army made a massive, but often forgotten, contribution to the Allied war effort during WW2. They fought In Europe, Africa, Burma and the South East Asia.

    Some Divisions have become more famous than others - however, each palyed their own part in the final victory. I will, over the next few days provide potted histories of the Divisions listed below - for some, only a limited amount of information is available; for others, whole bookshelves.

    And it should never be forgotton that Indian Divisions were mixed units - British, Indian, and sometimes other Commonwealth units worked as a single entity.

    2nd Infantry Division
    3rd Infantry Division (Chindits)
    4th Infantry Division
    5th Infantry Division
    6th Infantry Division
    7th Infantry Division
    8th Infantry Division
    9th Infantry Division
    10th Infantry Division
    11th Infantry Division
    12th Infantry Division
    14th Infantry Division
    17th Infantry Division
    19th Infantry Division
    20th Infantry Division
    23rd Infantry Division
    25th Infantry Division
    26th Infantry Division
    31st Armoured Division
    34th Infantry Division
    36th Infantry Division
    39th Infantry Division (formerly British 1st Burma Division)
    44th Armoured Division (reformed as Indian 44th Airborne Division)
     
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    Multi-Faith Army

    The Indian Army was made up many races and religions. The two attachments show the religious compositions of the army and units during the war. The saddest legacy of this united army is the fact that former comrades split along religious lines during after Independence and were soon fighting each other.

    The lists come from:

    http://www.defencejournal.com/sept99/martial-races.htm
     

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    The Indian Divisions Memorial

    Introductory pages
     

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