Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II

@inproceedings{Barkawi2017SoldiersOE,
  title={Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II},
  author={Tarak Barkawi},
  year={2017}
}
How are soldiers made? Why do they fight? Re-imagining the study of armed forces and society, Barkawi examines the imperial and multinational armies that fought in Asia in the Second World War, especially the British Indian army in the Burma campaign. Going beyond conventional narratives, Barkawi studies soldiers in transnational context, from recruitment and training to combat and memory. Drawing on history, sociology and anthropology, the book critiques the 'Western way of war' from a… 
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