Lieutenant-Colonel J.P. Lawford was commissioned into the Indian Army in 1937 and the following year joined the 1st Battalion, the 16th Punjab Regiment. He served with this regiment until the disbandment of the old Indian Army in 1947, and then transferred to the Royal Artillery until his retirement in 1961. Colonel Lawford then went on to become a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Among his published works, he has edited a history of the 16th Punjab Regiment and co-edited ‘the History of the British Army’.

Books in order of publication:

30th Punjabis1972
Wellington’s Peninsular Army1973
The Cavalry: Techniques and Triumphs of the Military Horseman1976
The Cavalry1976
Clive, Proconsul of India: A Biography1976
Napoleon: The Last Campaigns, 1813-151977
Britain’s Army in India: From Its Origins to the Conquest of Bengal1978