Private Papers of Major General H L Davies CB CBE DSO MC
Lively and entertaining ts memoir (153pp) of his military career (1916 - 1947) covering his service in India with the 18th (Royal) Garwhal Rifles (1916 - 1917), with the 2nd Battalion (Royal) Garhwal Rifles (15th Indian Division) in Mesopotamia (1917 - 1918), attached to the Army of the Black Sea (1918 - 1920) and in India (1920 - 1940), interspersed with staff college at Quetta and duties as a staff officer, also as GSO1 with 49th Division in Iceland (1940 - 1941), as commandant of the Higher War Course, Delhi (1941), as Brigadier, General Staff, Burma Army (1941 - 1942), as commander of 25th Division in India and Burma (1942 - 1944) and of 34th Indian Corps (1945), as commandant of the Staff College, Quetta (1947), and as Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Pakistan Army (1947); with interesting descriptions of life in India, conditions in Mesopotamia and while garrisoning forts on the Dardanelles and the Black Sea, operations against brigands in Macedonia and Turkish nationalists under Kemal Pasha, operations on the North West Frontier (1921 - 1923), with his regiment and as Brigade Major with the Peshawar Column (1933), conditions in Iceland (1940 - 1941) and in Burma (1942 and 1944), and useful references to Field Marshal Lord Auchinleck with whom he served in India, and to the turmoil which accompanied the partition of India (1947).
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.