By James Lawford, Michael Youens
This booklet examines the uniforms, apparatus, historical past and enterprise of the thirtieth Punjabis, from 1857 to their provider in international struggle 2. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated aspect.
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The monsoon had broken and the rain was unceasing, making the jungle tracks mere rivers of mud. Steep slopes were almost impassable and casualties among the mules were many. But the Battalion took all its objectives; the Japanese, attacked in front and rear, were annihilated. Nevertheless, in these inhuman conditions sickness took a heavier toll than the enemy. By the time the Battalion took up its final position on the ridges by the Lokchao River, rifle companies were strong if they could muster forty men.
As time Against the heavy 155 mm. shells the head cover passed the men became lousy, and after more than on the weapon pits offered little protection. Many a month on the American 'K' ration, during shells struck the trees and burst in the air, their which no form of cooked meal had been eaten, fragments scything down on what lay below. For their physical condition began to deteriorate. some reason the brunt of the bombardment fell on Slowly, from shellfire and sickness, the Battalion's Left Peak and here 'A' Company suffered severely.
The Japanese were entrenched on a crest overlooking the ridge which at this point was only about twenty yards wide with both sides falling away steeply into valleys some 500 feet below. They had heavy machine-guns covering the ridge approach and he thought they probably numbered a company. At this moment the Brigadier came up on the air; the 1st/16th were to attack the position and clear the Japanese out forthwith. A troop of a field battery, four guns, would give support; the gunners were limited to firing eighty shells, but, it was generously added, they were prepared to fire them any way that Colonel Newell wanted.
30th Punjabis by James Lawford, Michael Youens