1. P

    World War 1 History Symposium York PA

    The Western Front Association East Coast Branch is pleased to announce its Fall 2013 World War 1 History Symposium which will be held on Saturday 12 October at the York County Heritage Trust, York PA. This exciting event will feature the nationally celebrated author Richard Rubin who will be...
  2. Pusyamitra

    Best books about Sepoy Mutiny

    Anybody know of any good books without the obvious pro-English bias on this exciting topic?
  3. R

    1857- Indian war of Independence or Sepoy Mutiny?

    I had translated this from a book in Hindi. the author was a Captain in the Indian Army. He rose from the ranks, and wrote a book " History of the Jats' in Hindi. His sources were local, and many of the accounts were not to be found in the extant works in English or the Indian history text...
  4. haimian

    fat and lard question of Indian Mutiny 1857

    Brahmins woships the cow and Muslim don't touch pig, why Britain didn't exchange it ,let the Brahmins use lard and Muslim cow's fat? George Canning sent a proclaimination that the cartridge are greased neither with lard nor with cow's fat. So, is Canning honest? Is the fat crisis an hoax that...
  5. P

    Mutiny on the Bounty tracked to a Twilight Type Zone in Google Map

    This is not a photoshoped image! Click here to see it for yourself in Google Map. Bligh's own testimony at this location states: "Tuesday the 28th. Juft before fun-rifing, while I was yet asleep, Mr. Christian. with the master at arms. gunner's mate, and Thomas Burkitt, feaman, came into my...
  6. Salah

    1857 Indian War - Mutiny or War of Independence?

    I am starting this thread in the hopes of redeeming another that has been derailed by this very issue. In your eyes, was the series of revolts that broke out in northern India against British rule 1857-1859 a 'war of national independence', or merely a spontaneous rebellion of some military...
  7. Salah

    Why were the Sikhs loyal in the 1857 Mutiny?

    The East India Company's twin wars of conquest against the Sikhs were still raw memories when the Bengal sepoy mutiny of 1857 broke out. Many regiments of Sikhs, both infantry and cavalry, regulars and irregulars, were serving in the British forces on the sub-continent. Not only did all of...
  8. Salah

    The Indian Mutiny is successful

    Let's say the mutinies within the Bengal Army in the spring of 1857 gain more momentum, and receive widespread support from the civilian Indian population. As a result, the British raj is destroyed, and all Europeans living in India are killed or flee for their lives. One or several strong...
  9. Alcibiades

    Alexander and Hyphasis Mutiny

    I will present here excerpts from a book by Waldemar Heckel,one of the most distinguished and respected of Alexander scholars,called The Conquests of Alexander the Great.He proposed a theory about the so-called "Hyphasis Mutiny",which was initially treated as something akin to heresy,but which...
  10. Salah

    Racism and Mutiny in 19th Century British India

    Lately I've been reading a lot on the Indian Mutiny of 1857-1858, in which many of the sepoy regiments of British India rose in revolt in reaction to (real or perceived) British opposition or indifference to their culture. The rising had many underlying causes, but the use of cow and pig fat...
  11. SPERRO

    The Indian mutiny

    What were the real reasons for this mutiny?. Was it really the use of pig grease on flintlock cartridges?, or is this a myth?
  12. P

    The Sacrificed for freedom.

    Some historians allege, that 13 people was shot by Latvian snipers, who placed on a roof of a building in the vicinity. Testimonies of many people prove it. The sacrifice could have been approved by Latvian renegades, because after the Soviet troops were condemned in this blatant crimes and the...
  13. okamido

    Mutiny in the Legions

    Many people think of the Legions as being the model of discipline. In reality however, there were many instances of mutiny throughout the history of the Empire. What are some of the more prominent cases, what were the outcomes and did any directly affect the course of history?
  14. D

    Maritime Mutiny

    I would like to start a thread about maritime mutinies and their causes. I would ask if there is a connection between conditions on a given vessel or fleet(s), discipline (or lack of), the distance of a mutiny from the vessel's home port, and other such factors, for example, the level of...
  15. leakbrewergator

    Japan PM faces mutiny

    It's been a bad month for Japan.... Bangkok Post : Japan PM faces mutiny
  16. oshron

    Successful Sepoy Mutiny

    what would it take for the sepoy mutiny of 1857 to be successful, resulting in an independent india much earlier than in our world?
  17. Toltec

    The Hartwell Mutiny, John Bellingham and an Assassinated Prime Minister

    The HMS Hartness was the largest ship in the East India Company. On its maiden voyage to China in 1787 carrying a valuable cargo of silver it ran into trouble hitting heavy gales in the Atlantic. The crew ordered to put lights out, refused and a mutiny broke out. The captain managed to initially...
  18. Cicero

    Mutiny on the Bounty

    Today on 28 April 1789, 1,300 miles west of Tahiti, near Tonga, the mutiny on the Bounty broke out and Lt. William Bligh and 21 men were left adrift in a boat by Fletcher Christian and the remaining 17 mutineers. The events have been (miss)represented in film 5 times. Which is the best and...
  19. Merlin

    Indian mutiny ........

    Which book would you recommend for the indian rebellion 1857 ? There seem to be thousands of books about this subject ..... difficult to choose one ......... I prefer a dry historical one ... not just drama ..... preferably one with the indian side of the story too .......
  20. Belisarius

    Mutiny or Manipulation?

    On this day in 1857, native soldiers of the East India Company’s Bengal Army mutinied and murdered their British officers, setting off a year of insurrections in parts of India. Was this really the first Indian war for Independence or a rising of disgruntled soldiers manipulated by disaffected...